The unified transport site launched a section for foreign tourists covering the transport operation in Moscow during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Visitors can map a route, search for a timetable and find out how they can pay their fare.
“We wanted to make a convenient and clear site about Moscow transport that will help foreign tourists and fans to find their way around the complex transport system of our metropolis. The site is available in seven languages: Russian (for visitors from other Russian regions), English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Portuguese,” Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov said.
The site is expected to be accessed by up to 20,000 fans simultaneously. After the FIFA World Cup it will continue to operate as a transport portal for tourists available in Russian and English.
The Moscow metro mobile application will also be upgraded for foreign tourists as part of the preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The app will be able to map a route to Spartak Stadium and the Luzhniki Big Sports Arena, the venues of the World Cup matches and the city’s bicycle rentals. It will suggest the most convenient transport and give information about fares to the Moscow Region. The app will also have a new feature on the football tournament that will be available in six languages.