During the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, more than 1000 additional employees will work at the entrances of railway stations in host cities.
During the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, more than 1000 additional employees will work at the entrances of railway stations in host cities. The number of station personnel will grow by one-third and amount to more than 4700 people.
Additional metal detectors and X-ray equipment will be installed to individually scan passengers, hand luggage and baggage. The addition of these personnel to the screening process will increase the capacity of the stations. All employees will undergo special additional training, including rules for responding to unexpected situations, working with groups of fans, etc.
As part of the preparation of Russian Railways stations for receiving guests to the World Cup, the construction of ten additional inspection pavilions is planned at stations in St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Saransk, Yekaterinburg, Volgograd and Samara. Transportation security technology will also be updated in the station buildings, tunnels and walkways.
The FIFA 2018 World Cup will take place in 11 cities in Russia, and 31 railway stations will be involved in transportation.