Turnstiles for river berths in Moscow

Turnstiles for river berths in Moscow

June 20, 2023 – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin opened the world's first year-round electric river transport route along the Moskva river. The decision to revive river urban transport has been implemented as one of the most high-tech and sustainable transport projects of the Moscow Government. It is designed to further improve the quality of life of Moscow's residents and guests. The innovative project includes 21 electric river vessels, 23 floating berths, 6 coastal charging stations, 2 permanent river fleet terminals.

The project's uniqueness lies in the facility's maximum ease of control and use. All systems are automated, thus leaving no room for human error. At the first stage, 6 berths of the first route will be launched – Kievsky, Trekhgorny, Kutuzovsky, City-Bagration, City-Tsentralny, and Serdtse Stolitsy ("Heart of the Capital"). 

In some cases, the river route will save passengers 30-40 minutes in travel time and will definitely allow nobody to stay indifferent to the magnificent Moscow views. In total, 23 floating berths with a diameter of 10 and 16 meters and a capacity of up to 42 and 80 people, respectively, will be built on the Moskva river. Twenty-one ice-class electric vessels will be put into operation in stages for the river routes. This will allow passengers to travel all year round.

Modern original washer-shaped berths are able to receive two vessels at a time. Passengers can enjoy waiting areas with chairs, a cafe and a bathroom on the berths. The boarding zone is accessed through turnstiles specially adapted for visually and mobility impaired passengers - with a bright color background and large font on the screens. The berths are equipped with information boards displaying online schedule. River transportation is fully integrated into Moscow's transport system.

Infomatika provides automated access to electric vessels and floating berths. The company's smart turnstiles have a built-in pass area controller and are integrated with the Moscow Metro passenger counting and ticketing systems. The access control system automatically regulates the passenger traffic: the number of people at each berth and the number of passengers boarding boats. The turnstiles at the exit from the berth to boarding are equipped with payment devices. The turnstiles are equipped with built-in Face Pay cameras, allowing for access by face recognition, like in Moscow metro.

"Специально для этого проекта наша компания разработала новую модель смарт-турникета "Пилот", - says Infomatika director David Tartakovsky. Like other Infomatika's smart turnstiles, it is multifunctional and compatible with many other third-party software systems. It features an elegant design and is made of smart-looking black tempered glass. However, its main advantage is its small size.

The compact design required the Infomatika's specialists use more sophisticated technical solutions. To ensure the passengers' convenient passage through the shorter turnstiles, the "Pilots" are equipped with an additional sensor system of various types. To ensure the passengers' convenient passage through the shorter turnstiles, the "Pilots" are equipped with an additional sensor system of various types. The model is designed specifically for small areas, is only 70 cm long, and is conveniently located at the entrances and exits of river berths. Its width is 90 cm, which provides a convenient passage for mobility impaired people.

Manual control is also provided for. If for some reason the external system does not work, there is no connection, there are some faults, the access control system will switch to the offline manual control mode. In case of fire hazard, the turnstiles will automatically switch to emergency mode."

"Moscow residents will get convenient routes that will save time and become, in fact, new tourist routes," said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.


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