RUSSIA: An extension of the Nizhny Novgorod metro serving the newly built stadium was inaugurated on June 12, a few days before the start of the FIFA World Cup. Revenue services began the following day.

The 2·2 km northern extension of the Sormovsko-Meshcherskaya Line runs from Moskovskaya to Strelka. An intermediate station at Yarmaka will open no earlier than 2020.

Construction started in June 2015 and the lead contractor was Upravlenye Stroitelstvom 620. The project cost 10·7bn roubles, and was funded from federal and local budgets.

A western extension is planned to run from Strelka to Volga.