MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. Moscow’s transport infrastructure is completely ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the head of the city’s Traffic Management Center told reporters on Wednesday.
"Moscow’s transport infrastructure is fit for the 2018 World Cup. The expertise gained during the Confederations Cup in interaction and management of the fans’ flows will be used to host the next year’s World Cup," Vadim Yuryev said.
A traffic plan was drawn up back in 2015 to provide efficient transport services for competitions. Besides, a regional center in charge of passenger transportation was set up to monitor round the clock the city’s traffic on the way of fans and teams.
After successfully hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup in the summer, Russia is now in full-swing preparations to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.