Optimum transportation of fans to the matches
The 2014 IIHF World Championship, which is to be hosted by our country, is coming closer. All major issues connected with the acceptance and accommodation of guests have been solved, as have those dealing with border crossing. However, how are things with transportation?
By Anton Kostyukevich
New routes of ground transport vehicles are planned for the Belarusian capital to link major sport sites and facilities accommodating fans, e.g., hotels and the Student Village will be directly connected with Minsk-Arena and Chizhovka-Arena, while also enabling speedy access between the two. Most visitors are to be hosted by the Student Village, which is to offer affordable accommodation for all.
Close attention is being given to enlarging underground metro services, with trains to the arenas departing every 30 seconds and a new bus carrying fans from Avtozavodskaya station to Сhizhovka-Arena. With transport links co-ordinated, fans should be able to traverse the city in record time. Moreover, universal tickets are to be issued, allowing access onto all kinds of public transport citywide. Additional parking is also being created, with 1,200 new parking places marked along the widest roads.