From today, trains on all metro stops are “speaking” English. On 26 April, stops began to be announced in two languages on two lines, Kakhovskaya and Butovskaya. Now stops are announced in Russian and English on all the 12 lines of the Moscow metro and the Moscow Central Ring.
English announcements are not yet available on all the actual trains on some lines but this will change shortly.
“Announcements made in English are part of the large-scale effort that the Moscow Metro has taken ahead of the major FIFA football events – the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup,” the metro press service said.
Metro cashiers and staff of the Passenger Mobility Centre are taking English lessons in preparation for the football events in order to be able to speak to tourists and football fans arriving in Moscow.
Foreign visitors will be able to inquire about transportation at the Live Communication desks, both in English and Russian. Eighteen such information desks have already opened in the metro and the Moscow Central Ring, and their number will increase to 23 by the summer.