If you visit the subway infrequently, then first you need to decide how you will go to the desired station. To do this in the lobby of the subway right at the entrance is a large booth with an actual map of the Moscow metro. Define it, where is your location. Once you locate the station, which will go. According to the scheme determine what is branches, and the best options direct. And only after that go directly in the subway.
Inside you will also help the pointers. On each transition (if the docking station) hang a Bulletin Board, telling about what there is in this thread. So you will be able to clearly understand where you to change.
On the platforms too, there is information that is already divided into two parts. One indicates the left side of the platform and describes in order the ones that exist in this way. The right side shows another sign with a description of the stations in the other direction.
Also help there are special stands, placed on the wall of the platform (where the trains stop). On it the station specified in the order in which they are heading in the direction of motion of the train. And there is information about which stations you can change trains on a particular branch. All this should help you easily develop your itinerary in detail. And if you follow all the tips information system of the subway, get lost in it almost impossible.
Also you will serve and plates, which are placed over the transitions from station to station. With them you can determine where you need to go down to jump out of it. Even in the subway there are signs of stair slopes and escalators, which determine where and how to move the human stream, so as not to create traffic congestion.
Remember that the metro scheme there are in each train car. So there you can also regularly consult with his route, so as not to miss the station you want.
Advice 2 : How to pay for the subway fare
To pay for travel on the metro as the number of trips or unlimited basis. In both cases, the principle of "cheaper by the dozen". The more months or you pay at the same time, the cheaper they will cost.
The traditional way of selling tickets of underground remains of their results through cash. To buy a ticket, wait your turn, name the species you are interested in cards, pay and receive it. There are tickets for one, and several trips, as well as limit and unlimited travel cards with a validity from one month to one year. Please note that the ticket on multiple trips to buy turns out to be advantageous only in case, if you can use them fully prior to the termination of its period of validity. Each card has two terms: one is a few months and starts at the time of purchase, and the second equivalent to a few days and begins at the moment of the first passage.
Queues are sometimes long. If you need a ticket for one or two trips, look for the station the Express checkout. Turn to her not only much shorter but also faster moving. The secret is simple: in a cash card pre-encoded, and therefore on sale each of them takes less time.
A metro ticket can be bought not only in cash but also in the machine. Queues for such machines are rare, because they are more than banks, and use them know not all passengers. Machines the old designs sell tickets of almost all types that are in the box office. They have a horizontal touch screens. To buy the card in such a terminal, select the one you want and then pay for it with coins and notes those species that are accepted by the machine. After dialing the required amount of the ticket, receipt and filing will appear in their respective compartments. Take them.
Machines of a new design distinguished by the presence of vertical screens to not push sensitive. Such devices sell tickets only on one or two trips. Working terminal glow buttons corresponding to both types of tickets. Click the one that corresponds to the desired type of card. The led in this button will remain illuminated, and in the next goes out. Pay the ticket, and soon the compartment of the issuance will be illuminated with bright red LEDs. It will be the ticket and the receipt and change. Taking them, be careful not to leave some coins under false checks.
To pass through the turnstile holding a ticket to that of the readers, which is located on your right. Seeing the indicator the number of remaining on the travel map, walk to the escalator. Also find out the number of remaining trips on small test terminal, which is in the lobby of every station near the ticket office.
Advice 3 : How to use Moscow metro
Moscow metro — more than just transport. Almost everyone has to deal with him. Not to be lost, in time to reach the destination, you need to follow a few simple recommendations.
Before you go down into the subway, you need to decide exactly where you need to get. In most cases, you need to know the name of the station. The metro map you can find on the Internet, just before the entrance to the subway, and you can install a special application on the smartphone.
If you're standing in front of the entrance to the subway and can't use a smartphone or computer, don't worry. A large diagram in the subway you will always find the mark that shows exactly where you are. Next you need to find the desired station and see the scheme how to reach her. All metro lines marked with different colors that makes it easier to navigate around the map. Let's see, what line are you, and what line is your destination, locate the place of their intersection. In some cases you will need one or two connections. Remember the names of the corresponding stations.
To go down into the subway, you must buy a card for travel. This can be done at the cashier or in vending machines. If you are going to use the metro only once, you can buy a card for one or two trips to the checkout, if your plans include regular use of transport, use a gun and purchase a reloadable card "Troika" in the future you will be able to top it up with card or cash through the same machines.
To pass through the turnstiles, you have to press the map to a noticeable bright mark on them and pass on the left. After that you can go directly to the platform to the trains. On shallow stations, it will have to do the stairs to normal, and deep serves for this purpose escalator. It is necessary to stand to the right, leaving the left passage for hurrying passengers.
Once on the platform, don't freeze, all near the exit from the escalator, you hinder the movement of other people. To navigate the metro is quite simple, opposite to each platform is an information Board showing all stations, which can hence be reached. There are all hubs, among which the need to find the one you need.
Don't be afraid to pass his station, in the loud subway trains announce the next station, so you listen to such ads. Having reached the transfer station, exit the train and pay attention to information boards located above the platform, there is most often specified, which side is the desired transition. Quite often, a transplant from the station to the station through the stairs in the center of the platform.
Going to another station, again, examine the boards in front of the platforms to go in the right direction. If you have passed a station, do not worry, exit the train, cross the platform and go back.