Announcements in Russian and English to be broadcast at all stations involved in 2018
Announcements in Russian and English will be made at all railway stations in the
Russian cities in which the 2018 World Cup will be held. Timetable information in
both languages will be given for international, domestic and suburban trains.
To create a centralised system for informing passengers at stations, a common standard
has been developed, according to which announcements in the two languages will be
read by one voice.
Announcements of train arrivals and departures will be fully automated. Train information
will be automatically uploaded into the system, which then starts the corresponding
audio files. This method will significantly reduce the time needed to inform passengers
and in many ways will also relieve the work of the announcers.
Announcements in English are currently made on some routes, such as Moscow-Berlin
from Kursk railway station and Moscow-St. Petersburg from Leningrad station.
In addition, at Kazan Station in Moscow, the timetables of suburban and long-distance
trains are already announced in two languages by one voice.
Visitors to the 2017 Confederations Cup, which will be taking place in Russia from
17 June to 2 July, will arrive at 23 stations in 4 cities - Moscow, St. Petersburg,
Sochi and Kazan.
Football fans attending the 2018 World Cup will arrive at 31 stations in 11 cities:
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk,
Rostov-on-Don, Ekaterinburg, Kazan and Sochi.