Over 400,000 Moscow Metro passengers watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinals between France and Belgium and Croatia and Britain on a total of 8,720 screens installed in 1,896 carriages.
“Live broadcasts on screens installed in train carriages became one of the most popular innovations implemented in the Moscow Metro ahead of the World Cup,” said Deputy Mayor of Moscow and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. “We have been broadcasting the World Cup matches in train carriages since day one. Both Russian and foreign football fans simply loved this new idea and even took selfies in front of the screens.”
Trains on all Moscow Metro lines, except the Filyovskaya Line and the first section of the Big Circle Line, are equipped with screens. Apart from broadcasting matches, they also show information on any schedule changes concerning the Moscow Metro or other public transport, plus the latest news in Moscow and the rest of the world.
Those willing to watch matches in train carriages do not have to crowd up in front of one screen. Every carriage, depending on the model of the train, has a total of four fairly large 21.5 inch or eight smaller 15.6 inch HD screens.