Sergei Sobyanin: Moscow to offer free public transit for Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup spectators and guests

Sergei Sobyanin: Moscow to offer free public transit for Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup spectators and guests
Free bus and train rides will require the fan ID card and a ticket to a match.

Spectators and volunteers will be able to ride free on public transit when heading to and from the venues of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced on his VKontakte page.

 

Free rides will be available on

— surface transport with regulated fares (except taxis) within and beyond the city limits;

— the Moscow Metro, including the Moscow monorail;

— the Moscow Central Ring;

— Aeroexpress trains;

— commuter trains in Moscow and the Moscow Region, if departing from or heading to a destination within the city limits.

Spectators will be entitled to unlimited free rides on the day of the match they bought tickets to, with the exception of the Aeroexpress trains where one spectator will receive no more than two free rides two days before and two days after the match.

As for city and suburban surface transport, free rides will be available on specific routes to and from sports venues as determined by Moscow’s Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure.

The metro, the Moscow Central Ring and the commuter rail system will offer free rides on all lines and directions. In addition, entrance to metro stations near football stadiums will be free for two hours after the end of the match. This includes Spartak and Tushinskaya stations during the Confederations Cup and Spartak, Tushinskaya, Frunzenskaya, Sportivnaya and Vorobyovy Gory metro stations and Luzhniki station on the Moscow Central Ring during the World Cup.

In order to benefit from the offer, spectators will have to carry both the Fan ID card and a ticket to the match, and will have to pay the fare without both of those.

Transit for volunteers and FIFA guests

Volunteers will also benefit from free public transit (from 21 May until 30 July 2017 and from 17 May until 12 August 2018), and so will people listed by FIFA (from 29 May until 9 July 2017 and from 25 May until 22 July 2018). Volunteers will have to carry the volunteer’s ID card and a special pass, and FIFA guest will be asked to present their accreditation and a special pass.