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18 February 2024, 09:33

Minsk Metro carries 234m passengers in 2023

MINSK, 18 February (BelTA) – Minsk Metro carried 234 million passengers in 2023, which was up by 8 million (or 3.5%) over 2022, BelTA has learned from the enterprise's press service.

On average, more than 640,000 people used the metro every day. Metro was the leader among other types of public transport with a share of more than 37%. 

“In 2023 Minsk Metro hit all operational performance goals. The metro delivered a 3.9% improvement in energy efficiency, which was above the energy saving target of 3.4% in 2023,” the press service said.

In 2023, 49.2% passengers (115.2 million) paid their fares by using travel cards, 22.5% (52.7 million) by using tokens, and 14.8% (34.6 million) by using contactless credit cards.

Minsk Metro has been working to improve access for people with disabilities. In particular, in 2023 ramps and inviting platforms of stations were installed, tactile tiles and double handrails were placed. Stations were provided with speech informers. In 2023, passengers with disabilities sought situational assistance almost 8,500 times, which was almost 3,000 times more year-on-year.

Last year, Minsk Metro implemented 16 energy-saving measures, thus saving Br125,000 in monetary terms. 42 special tactical exercises and training sessions were held to practice interaction between the on-duty personnel and the Emergencies Ministry. Wi-Fi zones on the platforms and in the station lobbies of the first and second metro lines were created.

The press service noted that Minsk Metro will celebrate its 40th anniversary on 29 June. Plans are in place to commission three stations of the third line in 2024. The third line will use innovative trains produced by Metrovagonmash.
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