Announcements informing passengers about access to Luzhniki and Spartak stadiums can now be heard in metro trains running on the Sokolnicheskaya and Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya lines.
“As yet, the announcements are not being made on all the trains, but by the beginning of the tournament they will be added to rolling stock on these lines,” a spokesperson for the Moscow Metro said.
In particular, fans are informed that they can get to Spartak Stadium from Tushinskaya and Spartak metro stations and that they can access all the stalls from Spartak, and stalls A, B and C only from Tushinskaya. It is easier to get to Luzhniki’s stalls A, B and C at the Big Sports Arena from Sportivnaya Station, and to stall D from Vorobyovy Gory Station.
During the entire championship, the announcements will be made in both Russian and English.
The station names will also be announced in English on the trains. English versions of the metro maps will be available on the trains, showing the location of Luzhniki and Spartak stadiums as well as the city ticket office and the Fan Festival Zone.
The World Cup matches will be held between 14 June and 15 July in 11 cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd and Ekaterinburg. Moscow will be the main transport hub for foreign fans. The organisers will host 12 games in the capital, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. The main events will be held at Luzhniki: four group stage matches, including the opening, as well as a round of 16, a semifinal and the final matches. Spartak will also host four group stage matches and a round of 16.