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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 12:37:04 AM »
Originally, the metro tokens of Nizhny Novgorod had the same technical specifications as those of Leningrad/St. Petersburg. That was a bad idea, because the tariffs differed and so these tokens came to be holed. The process left impressive stress marks, suggesting that the knife was not as sharp as could have been.

Brass, 4.2 grams, 23.4 mm.

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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 06:55:42 AM »
M in circle, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН, Moscow's metropoliten consimilar Lime translucent plastic 2.48mm

I think this is the one needed on WoT moscow page RUM05
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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 07:13:27 AM »
The Smith's have very little information on Russian tokens.

Here is their Russian section in its entirety.
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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 12:27:05 PM »
From Facebook group.

Dnepro Station 2010 commemorative token for the the Kyiv Metro, Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: c. Andrey78

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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2018, 02:12:32 PM »
Hi,

here are two from ST. Peterburg, which I got from a friend there in 2017, when I visited him. BTW the old 20 centimes coins from France works very well in their metro (his saying!!!).

The first is from the 60 years celebration of the metro in 2015, in the funny field, you can see either 1955 or 2015, depending how the incline the token.
The second is just their normal token.

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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2018, 03:10:02 PM »
The upper token is a souvenir. By 2015, the metal tokens no longer worked in the turnstiles. The second token is a later variant (small separation marks, small font) of a type that was in use around 1991 to 2006.

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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 11:48:18 PM »
Ah bon?
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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2018, 06:43:22 PM »
Dear Figleaf, you are wrong, the first token is not a souvenir, but an anniversary (circulation 5 million copies), released in late 2014. It is sold at the box office along with other types of tokens. The second token was released in 2008.
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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2018, 06:59:53 PM »
That's strange, because the metal tokens were replaced by the token that is your avatar in 2006, according to Kozhara (see description of Kozhara 5512). These plastic tokens use a different technology for operating the turnstile. You would have to have different turnstiles for the different tokens to let them be valid at the same time, which would be quite inefficient, especially with the passenger capacity of the St. Petersburg metro, not even considering contactless cards, which would require still more different turnstiles.

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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2018, 07:19:09 PM »
A plastic token with a chip from my avatar is a token for carrying baggage in the metro, used from 2006 to 2011. Pass through the token was carried out through the luggage turnstile No. 1, equipped with a reader, metal tokens were also used, but in other turnstiles. Metal tokens are still used today, and a 45-ruble token pass through the metro.
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Re: Some Russian transportation tokens
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2018, 07:35:45 PM »
That's amazing :o In Paris, you also have large luggage entrances, but you need no token and they work the other way around: it's such a fuss to open them (manually) that the guard often forgets to make you pay ;D

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