Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yekaterinburg to build new trams in time for World Cup

Yekaterinburg will spend $4.31 million of its budget on new tramways to be built in 2014.

The new trams will be built in preparation for World Cup 2018. The renovations are expected to take several years, Ural Business Consulting reports.

The city has not decided exactly what the technical specifications of the trams will be or how much they will cost.

Traditionally, Yekaterinburg gets only three to four new trams a year. In the last six years, though, the city has gotten 243 new buses, 20 trams, 18 trolley-buses and eight new underground carriages, according to Ural Business Consulting.

Yekaterinburg is one of 13 World Cup host cities, including Kalingrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgrorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd and Yaroslavl.

The Yekaterinburg matches will be held at Central Stadium.