The Platon System will ensure that foreign bus carriers feature on-board devices during the 2018 World Cup

In order to access the cities hosting the 2018 World Cup, foreign bus carriers will be able to install the Platon State System on-board units.

Equipment will be made available to bus owners for access to the 11 hosting cities if and when they pay a security deposit. Installation and connection will be free of charge. The collateral value of equipment will be returned to bus owners if and when they give their on-board unit back when leaving. It is noteworthy that no road tolls will be charged from buses under the Platon System.

The so-installed on-board units will contribute to the safety of both bus owners and passengers. The full details of vehicle routes will be transferred to ANO Transport Directorate 2018. The driver will be able to give an in-transit emergency signal to emergency response services by pushing one button, and satellite navigation equipment will be capable of getting a fix on location and sending data to the ERA-GLONASS System for rescue purposes (as needed). Bus drivers may give an emergency signal to emergency response services by pushing one button on their on-board units. Each of the Platon on-board units shall be assigned to a specific vehicle and may not be used in any other bus.

In accordance with Clause 5 of Decree No. 202 "On the Peculiarities of Tightened Security Measures to Be Taken During the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in the Russian Federation" dated May 9, 2017, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Sochi (from June 1, 2018 to July 17, 2018) and Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Saransk (from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018) may only be accessible to buses featuring satellite navigation equipment. The equipment of domestic carriers has to be identified in the Government Automated Information System ERA-GLONASS, whereas foreign bus owners need to install the Platon State System on-board units.

Apart from installing satellite navigation equipment, both foreign and domestic carriers will have to give notices specifying the details of scheduled trips, the location, time, and route for every bus through a dedicated web resource of ANO Transport Directorate 2018 at bus.transport2018.com. The helpdesk for a dedicated web resource at bus.transport2018.com is available by calling on 8-800-511-30-18 (domestic calls) and +7-499-426-05-72 (international calls).

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