Easing the flow at one of China’s busiest gateways
Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport is thecity’s second international airport and currently thefourth busiest in China, serving a rapidly growingmetropolis with a population larger than that of many countries. Once a domestic airport, Hongqiao is now an international hub as well as a critical portal to inland China.
The connected ground transportation center actsas an interchange station for five different metro lines, a bus terminal, the high-speed train line to Beijing, and the Maglev train with a connection to Pudong airport.
As the exacting host of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, China is investing heavily in making theexperience as smooth and enjoyable as possible for the 70-80 million visitors who are expected to attend. In this substantial infrastructure project, KONE was selected to deliver a fully integrated People Flow™ solution that ensures passengers move in an organised, safe and logical way through the airport and transportation center.
The keys are to maintain people flow at all times, work within a strict time frame, and provide a reliable solution that can respond quickly to maintenance issues.
Enabling seamless, efficient People Flow™ in a complex environment
Total solution, intelligent investmentMaintaining People Flow requires a total solution that takes into account the complex nature of a modern airport and transportation hub, where people are moving constantly, at all times of the day and night. In the case of Hongqiao, KONE provided 64 TransitMaster escalator units and 40 TransitMaster horizontal autowalk units, as well as extensive modernization and maintenance services. TransitMaster is the perfect solution for the project’s moderate load profile, offering reliable, effective service at the right investment level.
Safety, reliability and flexibilityKONE has a globally proven track record of successful installations, employing the latest technology to deliver on both safety and reliability. Flexible and effective project management is a must in fast-paced projects like Hongqiao International Airport, where tight schedules, a challenging location in an already-busy district, and the massive scale demand undivided commitment to ensure successful delivery.
What is People Flow®?
People Flow means people moving smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in and between buildings.
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