New bus station opened in Nizhny Novgorod for guests of 2018 World Cup

The station will transport between 5% and 10% of the World Cup fans
28 October 2015
Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
Nizhny Novgorod

Construction of the new bus station "Shcherbinka" finished in Nizhny Novgorod. The bus station is on the outskirts of the city in the direction of Saransk. e The Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Nizhny Novgorod region told Welcome2018.com that the station will be the main connecting link between the two host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The station is planned to transport between 5% and 10% of the World Cup fans

Departure and arrival of buses for 95 long distance and 18 suburban routes, passenger traffic will total up to 15,000 people per day

"Construction of the bus station "Shcherbinka" is the first step in the implementation of a new concept of accommodation of bus stations recommended for the World Cup. The concept includes transferring bus stations from the central part of the city and redistribution of passenger load," the Ministry noted.

Departure and arrival of buses for 95 long distance and 18 suburban routes, passenger traffic will total up to 15,000 people per day

"Shcherbinka" but station will work in two directions - Arzamaskoye and Pavlovskoye.

"During the World Cup this route will connect Nizhny Novgorod with another host city of the 2018 World Cup - Saransk. Most likely, the bus station will be equipped with intercept parking. We expect from 5% to 10% of tourists during the World Cup will come to the city using this route," the Ministry said.

18 buses have already extended their routes, so that the residents of the city to could get to the new bus station.

The Ministry also said that in preparation for the World Cup it is planned to build three new bus stations: "Orlovskie dvoriki", "Meschera", and "Kazanskaya".

The distance between Nizhniy Novgorod and Saransk is little less than 300 km. In 2018 Saransk will host 4 games of the group stage of the World Cup, and Nizhny Novgorod will host 6 matches - 4 games in the group stage, one 1/8 match, and one quarter-final.