Rus News Journal

Journey to the underground

instead of former 8 roubles for one trip has risen in price Now it is necessary to lay out a tchervonets

In December of last year chiefs of Novosibirsk underground promised to us to hold 8 - the rouble tariff till the summer and not to lift a fare. But, as has shown session of the tariff commission, to dare to sell zhetonchik for so small price underground administration cannot any more. Expenses for the electric power have grown up, the rolling stock on the sly grows old, antiterrorist doctrines demand additional expenses.

- we have decided to make a fare more, but to leave level of service at former level, - Vladimir KOSHKIN, the chief of Novosibirsk underground speaks. - and it would be possible to make intervals between trains more, illumination to reduce... Or, as in Nizhni Novgorod to switch off escalators - let on them people on foot go. But we do not want it to admit.

This year the underground plans to buy 2 new cars, to repair some escalators and even to start repair of distressful station Student`s which fills in every year with water literally. However tariffs in the subsequent - ones and a half promise not to raise year any more. Though in an ideal that the underground paid off, the counter should cost at all 10 roubles, and it is more 15!