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Free Train Service Benefits Football Fans in Russia

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SAINT PETERSBURG, June 17, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows the opening ceremony of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi/IANS) by .
The opening ceremony of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi/IANS)

The football fans who are in Russia to watch their teams playing in the FIFA Confederations Cup have maximum utilised the free train service connecting the four different venues….reports Asian Lite News

SAINT PETERSBURG, June 17, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows the opening ceremony of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi/IANS) by .
The opening ceremony of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi/IANS)

More than 30,000 football fans have already used the free train service to travel between Russia’s cities hosting the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup, Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.

“More than 70 trains have already carried over 30,000 fans,” Tass news agency quoted Mutko as saying.

Free travel passes are provided to those who have tickets for the Confederations Cup matches.

The Confederations Cup started on June 17 and will end on July 2.

The matches are being held at four Russian stadiums — the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, the St. Petersburg Stadium, Sochi’s Fisht Stadium and the Kazan Arena.

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