Enhanced security measures at stations will ensure passenger safety during FIFA-2017 Confederations Cup
Enhanced security measures will be put in place at 23 Russian train stations during the conduct and preparation of sports events, including the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup.
The measures to be implemented at the 23 stations in the four host cities of the Confederations Cup - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan - will include changing passenger logistics within the railway stations and their approach to the train platforms.
At the request of the security services, all passengers at the front of station entrances will have to pass through entrance inspection groups equipped with metal detectors and X-ray machines for checking luggage.
In this regard, at all railway stations involved in the transportation of sport fans, the procedure for passengers undergoing the mandatory inspections has been temporarily changed and the passageways allowing unimpeded access to platforms and trains have been closed.
The main changes will affect the stations in Moscow and St. Petersburg. For example, at Kursk railway station in Moscow, the exits to the platforms from the tunnel connecting the station and Kazakova Street will be closed. Passengers boarding trains must undergo a security check in the station building and use one of the two surface routes to and from the platforms.
Boarding trains without the appropriate security check will also be prohibited at St. Petersburg's Moscow railway station. In this case, the check at the station entrance will be carried out using additional inspection equipment. More inspection pavilions for passengers on high-speed trains are also being installed at Moscow and Leningrad railway stations.
The train stations in Sochi and Kazan have long since introduced similar checks, so passages are familiar with the procedures, which were in force during the 2014 Winter Olympics and the Universiade 2013. The entrances to the station complexes and the approach to the trains are equipped with inspection complexes fitted with metal detector frames and X-ray machines for luggage checks.
These security procedures proved their effectiveness during the Russian stage of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, test football matches and other major sporting events.
Russian Railways requests passengers and visitors to railway stations to take into account these temporary restrictions and arrive at the stations in good time.