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Free Transportation for Fans of the FIFA 2017 on Long-Distance Trains has Begun

Fans of the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup can now enjoy free long-distance train travel in Russia. On June 15, two trains full of fans were sent off, and today nine more such trains will run.

16 June 2017 Friday, 21:43

Fans of the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup can now enjoy free long-distance train travel in Russia. On June 15, two trains full of fans were sent off, and today nine more such trains will run.
For transportation support for the upcoming competitions, Russian Railways, in conjunction with ANO Transport Directorate-2018, has developed and approved a schedule for passenger trains during the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup. According to this schedule, from June 15 to July 4, between the four host cities, 262 additional trains on six routes will be free for fans. The trains will consist of corridor-coach cars and a dining car, and in the staff car there will be a special compartment for disabled citizens. The latest corridor-coach cars are equipped with environmentally friendly bio toilets and air-conditioning systems. Trains with two-story wagons will run on some routes.
The Russian Railways Holding has accelerated the number of day and night trains running between participating cities, and 23 railway stations and other passenger infrastructure have been prepared in four Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan. In an agreement with state authorities, security measures have been strengthened at the stations. Passenger traffic is organized in such a way that all departing passengers pass through metal detectors, and all pieces of luggage are checked by X-ray inspection. The technical equipment for ensuring transportation safety has been completely modernized: 200 X-ray devices for baggage inspection, 400 metal detectors and 120 devices for detecting radiation sources have been installed. Also, a new generation of video surveillance was introduced. In total, there are about 4500 CCTV cameras running smoothly at 23 stations.
Complete information support will be provided to foreign citizens at the stations. To this end, navigation signs have been translated into English. In addition, all messages relayed over loud speakers are now bilingual. Volunteers with knowledge of English will help fans orient themselves at the stations and on the city square. More than 340 volunteers will be on duty each day.
A barrier-free environment for people with disabilities has been designed at all station complexes: ramps, elevators and special lifts have been installed and convenient ticket windows have been installed. There are special recreation and sanitary rooms. Visually impaired passengers will be assisted by a bright yellow tactile tile. People with disabilities are provided with additional qualified assistance.
The personnel of the station complexes have undergone intensive training to work with increased passenger traffic, fans from abroad and passengers with disabilities.

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