Metro will spend almost 1 billion rubles for the replacement of the turnstiles

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The replacement of more than 1 thousand turnstiles at the stations will cost Moscow metro 840 million RUB for Another 143 million RUB is planned to purchase the turnstiles for stations of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line, which is scheduled to open in 2017

Two tenders for the delivery of new turnstiles for the 72 stations has won the company “Elsie”, from the purchase documentation. Supplier will sign two agreements on 625,4 million RUB million RUB 214,3 Turnstiles must be installed during the year, including at stations “China town”, “Kuznetsky most”, “Tsvetnoy Bulvar”. The turnstiles at seven stations under construction of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line from “Ramenki to Rasskazovka” is placed before the end of April.

It was originally planned that the section of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line from “Victory Park” to “Ramenki” will open in 2014, and then the line will go in the direction of Vnukovo. The timing of the opening of the stations was postponed several times. The last time the area to “Ramenki” promised to launch in late 2016, but the launch was postponed to February 2017.

The turnstiles will be able to work on the entrance and exit will be equipped with glass hinged doors and a selective control device travel: if you are using the passenger’s card at the turnstile to receive the signal, and the controller will be able to check the document. Engraved turnstiles should be applied tactile lettering “Metro”.

Previously, capital metro announced that need to be replaced more than half of 4170 turnstiles working at subway. Until the end of 2017 should update the turnstiles more than 80 stations. CJSC “ELSI” was registered in the Leningrad region. The company was founded in 1990 and has previously been put turnstiles in Moscow and St. Petersburg metro.

Senior project Manager, transportation infrastructure sector company Aecom Alexander Morozov doubts that there is a simultaneous need to be replaced from more than 1000 turnstiles. The value of purchases could be reduced or upgrade the turnstiles gradually. The expert noted that the new turnstiles with high wing doors make it virtually impossible ticketless passage, unlike the previous low obstacles.

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