The English and German versions of the Moscow Transport website have been the most popular foreign-language sections. The website was launched on 11 June in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“The section is available in seven languages: Russian (for Russian tourists), English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Portuguese. The website offers options for planning routes, checking schedules and payment methods,” Head of Moscow’s Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov said.
During peak hours, up to 20,000 football fans visit the website simultaneously. After the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it will become a transport website for tourists, but then will only be available in Russian and English.
In addition to this, a special section on changes to transport lines and traffic during the 2018 FIFA World Cup was created for Moscow residents. A single website provides extensive information on the Moscow metro, the Moscow Central Circle, taxis, surface transit and anything a car driver may need to know, including about closed off street and also parking regulations.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup started on 14 June and will be taking place until 15 July in 11 cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk. That being said, Moscow is the main transport hub for foreign football fans.