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Moscow Metro Extends to Town of Kotelniki

The Moscow metro on Monday opened a new station in the satellite town of Kotelniki to the south of the city.

The Kotelniki station, inaugurated Monday by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov, is the Purple Line's southernmost stop and the third station outside the city perimeters.

The station's platforms have built-in phone chargers and commuters will be able to buy drinks, snacks and metro-themed souvenirs from vending machines, the TASS news agency reported Monday, citing the metro's deputy head Yury Degtyarev.

The Kotelniki station will allow passengers to enter the metro using contactless-enabled bank cards “in the near future,” the metro said in a statement.

Other services at the new station include an interactive information point that prints out itineraries and a map showing the location of the city's cultural attractions, the metro said.

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