Over 30,000 foreigners have downloaded the Moscow Metro mobile app.
“Fans can use it to determine routes to stadiums, find the way to the stadium’s specific end and learn the history of the metro. The app is available in seven languages and is most often downloaded by fans from the US, Germany, Spain, China and Turkey, according to Maxim Liksutov, Moscow Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.
Building a route is one of the most popular functions. Tourists usually leave from Vykhino, Komsomolskaya, Shchyolkovskaya, VDNKh and Domodedovskaya metro stations for Okhotny Ryad, Vorobyovy Gory, VDNKh, Komsomolskaya and Arbatskaya. Departure points are located near hotels and railway stations and the destinations are popular historical landmarks.
Tourists also use the app to order taxis, because only accredited cars can drive into the Luzhniki Sports Complex or Spartak Stadium on match days.
In addition, over 130,000 users have watched direct streams of World Cup matches in the special page on the FIFA mobile app.
A special section has opened where Muscovites can find updates on traffic changes during the championship, including the metro, the Moscow Central Circle, taxis, surface transit and current information for drivers such traffic and parking changes.
The World Cup matches began on 14 June and will be held through 15 July in 11 cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Volgograd. Moscow is the main transport hub for foreign fans.