24 Free Trains will Transfer Fans to the First Semi-Final in Saint Petersburg
24 free trains will transfer about 16,000 fans to Saint Petersburg and back for the first semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The trains arrive to 3 Saint Petersburg’s railway stations from Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow.
The football teams of France and Belgium will take part in the first semi-final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018, which is to be held on July 10th at 9 p.m. About 10% of the passengers are citizens of the semi-finalist countries. In total, fans from 110 countries will be on these trains, primarily Russians. Please remember that fans will be able to combine the trip to a football match with a tourist voyage, having a ticket for one of the matches that were held in Moscow, allows them to travel to the northern capital by free trains. Same terms apply to the fans, who have tickets for a match in Saint Petersburg – they can go to Moscow free of charge. The rule is applicable if the ticket was not used earlier to get a free ride.
More than 120 employees of the “Transport Directorate-2018” work at 3 railway stations in Saint Petersburg: Moskovsky, Ladozhsky and Vitebsky. They are ready to provide any assistance to the passengers, including help in booking and receiving tickets. In total, since the free trains began to operate, over 1,000 tickets were received in the northern capitals’ ticket offices directly before the trains’ departure. To get a free train ticket, fans are required to have an passport, the FAN ID, a ticket to the match or a confirmed match ticket application in the Host City, to which they arrive or depart from.
We would like to remind you that free train tickets can be obtained not only in ticket offices at the railway stations, but also at tickets.transport2018.com or by calling the “Transport Directorate-2018” hotline at: 8 (800) 775-20-18 (for calls within Russia) or +7 (495) 741-18-18 (for calls from abroad).