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Allow more time at Moscow train stations
Posted by Andrew Glenister on 05 June 2017 09:48 AM

During June and July 2017, football’s Confederations Cup will be held in several cities in Russia, including Moscow. Because of this, the Russian authorities are expecting an increase in passenger numbers across the rail network.

Because of this, changes have been made to passenger entry and exit for safety and security purposes.

The stations in Moscow affected are:

  • Kievsky
  • Belorussky
  • Yarolslavsky
  • Kursky
  • Kazansky

Of particular relevance to Real Russia customers are the changes made at Yaroslavsky Station, as this is where the trains travelling along the Trans-Siberian railway depart and arrive.

We do not have details of these changes, but they may include more thorough bag checks, and extended waiting times. This is likely to be particularly true at peak times, and on the days that cup fixtures are being held.

You can find a list of fixtures here.

We would advise allowing extra time when departing from, or arriving to, one of the listed stations.

Matches will also be held in Kazan, Saint Petersburg and Sochi, so please allow extra time at these stations as well.

While we have not been informed of changes to entry and exit at other stations across Russia that have no connection to the Confederations Cup, please allow extra time at these also, as summer is the busiest travel time in Russia, so waiting times in stations will increase accordingly.

If you would like to speak to one of our travel experts about this, or have any other questions, you can contact them here.

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