Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Moscow to Launch Hovercraft Ferries
12.07.2012 14:51
Moscow to Launch Hovercraft Ferries

Trying to solve a problem with constant gridlocks in Moscow, city authorities plan to create a new hovercraft service for tourists and citizens. 

      According to Moscow’s Transport Department hovercraft ferries equally effective on water, ice, and snow seem a suitable solution for Moscow. These vehicles will be able to operate all year around. The service up and down the city’s rivers and canals could make getting to work that bit easier.

      It will also be the fastest way of getting around the city, as hovercraft vehicles can travel at up to 70 KPH on water and up to 80KPH on snow and ice. 

      The planners expect each vehicle will carry about fifty people, and a ride will cost around $6. Passenger cabin will be equiped with soft chairs and sound insulation.

      The nineteen meter long and eight meter wide craft will most likely be used on routes linking the suburbs to the city center. It is yet to be decided whether the new transport will make any intermediate stops on the route.

      Such passenger vessels already work in Nizhny Novgorod, in December 2011 the first rout opened in the vicinities of Moscow. The capital's authorities plan to open only two routes at first. If the idea proves effective, more routes will be added. 


      

Sources: the Village RT mk.ru Image: oteplokhodah.ru


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Moscow Moscow rivers Russian transport water transport  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Mobile Kiosks For Tourists Operate In Kaliningrad
30.11.2016
UTair Will Fly From Krasnodar To Sochi
29.07.2016
Sochi Call Centre Will Help the FIFA Fans to Book Cheap Accommodation
17.04.2017
No Travelling With Debts
06.05.2016
Khalaktyrsky Beach Tourist Center
14.08.2016



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Kaluga Region  Russian aviation  Holy Trinity Lavra  Russian physics  Russian Cinema  US sanctions  Russian events  The Universiade Museum   Moscow Fashion Day  Vegetarian Menu  ethnographical tourism  elections in Russia  Moscow  Russian Stage Directors  incident  Russian theatres  Museums in Volgograd  Kamchatka  Konstantin Makovsky  Omsk  Viktor An  foul language in Russia  Krokin Gallery  Russian Literature  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Archeology  Karelia   Russian history  Russian women  Show Business  Mari El Republic  State History Museum  Tyumen State Academy of Culture, Arts and Social Technologies  Chusovaya  Nonconformist Art Museum  Russian tourism  genetics  Painting  Russian oil company   Middle Class  Moscow hotels  Russian political parties  MIAS test-drive  Wooden Architecture  Moscow Museums  Russian tennis  Valeriy Karpin  Russian business  Exhibitions in Moscow  Visa  


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites