Support The Moscow Times!

Moscow Metro 'Helpers' to Appear in December

The Moscow metro has created a crack team of inspectors who will lend a helping hand to passengers that have difficulty negotiating their way around the city's metro stations.

The helpers will be trained to assist passengers with disabilities, as well as elderly people and those being accompanied by children under 7.

New inspectors will pick these passengers out of the crowd and "help them safely move" around. They will also explain the rules for using the metro, including how to pay for their trips, a metro spokesman told Interfax Thursday.

The Inspectors will also help metro security officers regulate passenger flow in the stations and the surrounding areas.

The service will be up and running at 50 stations by Dec. 1, and at 100 of the city's 188 metro stations by the year's end.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more