Over 310,000 metro passengers watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match

Over 310,000 metro passengers watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match
Photo by Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee
In all, 8,720 screens in 1,896 metro carriages showed the live broadcast of the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Over 310,000 metro passengers watched the final match between France and Croatia. It was broadcast live on 8,720 screens in 1,896 metro carriages, said Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.

“The screens were installed to provide prompt information to passengers, but they can be used for many other purposes. Our technical capabilities in the metro are huge. For instance, the screens feature information about schedule changes, news and broadcasts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches,” Liksutov said.

Passengers could root for their favourite team on all metro lines except the Filyovskaya Line and the first section of the Big Circle Line. For the passengers’ convenience, each metro carriage has four 21.5-inch HD screens or eight 15.6-inch screens depending on the carriage model.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup ended on 15 July. France defeated Croatia 4-2 and became the world champion for the second time.