Moscow will soon announce the opening of the second high-tech electric bus depot in the Mitino district in the northwest of Moscow.
It will help to launch electric bus routes in this area of Moscow for the first time. Residents of more than 20 districts will be transported by the most modern, comfortable and eco-friendly surface public transport.
The area of the new electric bus depot will be more than 9,4 hectares, more than 210 electric buses are to operate there. The depot will serve 29 bus routes in Northwest Administrative District and North Administrative District, which will soon be converted onto electric buses. Besides, more than 200 modern charging stations, with energy coming from 37 charging stations with dynamic power sharing system, will provide the work of more than 200 electric buses. These measures, in turns, will increase the regularity and safety of the daily trips as well as reduce the maintenance cost due to reduction in zero mileage. The opening of the new electric bus depot will help to create more than 550 jobs close to home of the local residents of the district. The depot will create a comfortable working environment – large canteen, break rooms and gym to make the life and working conditions even more convenient for the employees.
«On the instructions of the Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, we continue to develop the most modern and environmentally friendly surface public transport. Today, the capital has become the Europe’s leader for the number of the electric buses operating in city. In July 2022, the first in Russia and Europe’s largest electric bus depot Krasnaya Pakhra was opened in the New Moscow, and we will soon launch another one in the Mitino district. It is designed for 210 vehicles as well as serve almost 30 routes. Besides, more than 200 charging stations will be installed on the territory. The opening of the depot will create more than 550 new jobs. Putting Russian-made electric buses on the routes will improve the city’s environment and passenger comfort», said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport.