Designated transit lanes for buses carrying football fans will be set up for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Buses will be given priority over all other vehicles only during these tournaments.
There are plans to create designated transit lanes on sections of the Khamovnichesky Val and Kosygin streets, Volokolamskoye Motorway, Frunzenskaya Embankment and other routes. This will allow fans to reach the Luzhniki and Spartak stadiums more quickly.
“The transport system plays a tremendous role during these major events. We need to skilfully manage vehicle traffic and coordinate the actions of fans. World Cup participants must be able to quickly move about the city in a comfortable setting. FIFA requires all cities hosting FIFA World Cup events to develop a passenger traffic management system,” Traffic Management Centre Chief Vadim Yuryev explained.
From 14 June through 15 July 2018, Moscow will be the football capital of the world as it hosts the FIFA World Cup. Luzhniki Stadium and Spartak Stadium will be official match venues. From 17 June through 2 July 2017, the city will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup of national teams.
“During these preparations, we also plan to install traffic management equipment, including video cameras, detectors and screens. These screens will carry useful traffic information during the tournaments. Detectors and cameras will monitor the traffic situation in the real-time mode. Therefore operators on duty will be able to effectively reroute vehicle traffic by controlling traffic lights online,” an expert with the Traffic Management Centre noted.
A new public-transit information system is being finalised for the upcoming 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Announcements in Russian and English are mandated for all metro lines. Currently, this service is only available on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya and Circle lines.
Temporary designated transit lanes are to be established on the following routes during these tournaments:
Frunzenskaya Embankment (between the Garden Ring exit ramp and Khamovnichesky Val Street);
Kosygin Street (between Gagarin Square and Universitetskaya Square);
Khamovnichesky Val Street (between Frunzenskaya Embankment and Komsomolsky Prospekt);
Volokolamskoye Motorway (between Moscow Canal and Dubosekovskaya Street).