On day of Russia-Portugal match, fans make 44,000 free trips in Moscow

Also after the match more than 200 taxi cars transported about 600 passengers
23 June

More than 44 thousand free trips on the subway, ground public transport and trains of the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), as well as commuter trains and Aeroexpress, were made in Moscow by football fans, volunteers and representatives of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 on the Tournament of champions group stage second round match day between Russia and Portugal. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow Maxim Liksutov.

"According to the Moscow Government decree, fans, volunteers and representatives of FIFA transportation during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 in the capital is free. On June 21 public transport was used more than 44 thousand times: more than 33 thousand trips made by Metro, more than 5 thousand by the ground public transport. Another nearly 3.5 thousand passengers were transported by commuter and Aeroexpress trains. To provide maximum security and comfort for travellers before and after the match aditional trains cruised on Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya (violet) line of Metro, more than 70 buses were involved on the M3, M4, M7 express routes," Liksutov said.

He also noted that nearly 2 thousand free trips were made on MCC this day. According to him, some fans also used the services of accredited taxi companies after the match. "At the stadium area, more than 200 cars were used, which transported a total of more than 600 people," added Deputy Mayor.

Started on June 17, the Confederations Cup takes place in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan. The tournament will end on July 2.