The Rostov-on-Don transit system worked without a hitch during the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, Director General of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Transportation Directorate of the Russian Federation Kirill Polyakov said at a news conference in the City Press Center.
Between June 14 and 30, 18 free trains shuttled passengers to and 20 from the city, altogether carrying 15,000 people.
Overall, 49 free additional trains, including 12 double decker ones, were organized to transport fans and accredited FIFA media representatives to Rostov from other host cities and back.
"Some 2,000 fans will be transported to Rostov in four free trains for the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan taking place at the Rostov Arena today, and as many will travel back," Polyakov said.
According to the Transportation Directorate, fans from 103 countries have already taken advantage of the free trains to Rostov.