This year, approximately 1,600 people per month, have been using their Troika cards to purchase tickets. Last year, the monthly number did not exceed 1,400 passengers.
To pay for a trip using Troika, a traveller should place it onto the reader of an Aeroexpress turnstiles. A sufficient amount of money must be deposited on the card account. One can top it up at any of the company’s ticket offices.
Please note that, as of 2 July, new Aeroexpress-branded key rings with an embedded Troika transport card chip are available for purchase. One key ring costs 300 roubles.
Another notable development is that Moscow residents have been using their Troikas more often to pay for city services and to purchase tickets to culture and leisure venues. Using Troika, for instance, one can purchase tickets to the Tretyakovskaya Gallery, the Moscow Zoo, te Moscow Planetarium, the Museum of Soviet Slot Machines at Zaryadie, and also use it as a personal key to rent bicycles from Velobike. In winter, Troika cards can be used to pay for tickets to the skating rinks at Gorky Park, VDNKh, and GUM.