Opened in 1919, Metro de Madrid keeps the city on track, serving 47 million commuters every month, from six in the morning until 1:30 at night. Covering 293 kilometers and 300 stations, the subway is the eighth longest in the world, and its rapid expansion over the past two decades places it among the world’s fastest-growing rail networks.
- Year of completion: 2007; maintenance ongoing
- Flow: 3 million passengers daily
- Coverage: 13 lines, serving 300 stations
- Owner: Metro de Madrid
- Property manager: Metro de Madrid
- 334 new KONE escalators; KONE maintains 174 escalators in total for Metro de Madrid.
- 122 new KONE elevators; KONE maintains 355 elevators in total for Metro de Madrid
- KONE Care™ Maintenance Service
122 Leadenhall is a building of world firsts, boasting the world’s largest and fastest suite of panoramic elevators. But the real stunner is the mold-breaking design – nothing comparable has ever been attempted before.
A NEW HOME FOR SPARTAK MOSCOW
As reflected in its resplendent red-and-white color scheme, the new Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow is home to Spartak Moscow, one of the most emblematic soccer teams in Europe. It will also be one of the main venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A STAR IS REBORN
Saint Petersburg makes sound waves with one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated concert halls, the long-awaited Mariinsky II.
A TOWERING SUCCESS
Moscow’s skyline is seeing a dramatic change. Europe’s tallest building, the 73-story Moscow Tower, has been built as part of the new Moscow International Business Center, or Moscow-City. Employees and residents alike have a prime view of the impressive Russian capital.
Amsterdam is renowned for its artistic heritage, and is now reinventing itself by transforming older buildings into iconic structures. A’DAM illustrates the city’s fine balance of fusion and technology.
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
With its practical central location in Europe, Vienna International Airport is an important hub for travelers heading to Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Through rapid growth, the airport has become a major driver of Austria’s economy.
AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY
A visit to the restored Stedelijk Museum is a spellbinding experience. And the visitor logistics system is a work of art in its own right.
BRINGING HERITAGE TO LIFE
The Barrakka Lift is a key link to the old quarter of Valletta, taking tourists and commuters from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the top of a sixteenth century bastion built to guard the Maltese capital.
COOL AS ICE
Those luminous peaks are not a frozen mirage – they belong to the Iceberg, an award-winning residential scheme in the Aarhus Docklands development in Denmark. But how do you install elevators in buildings shaped like jagged chunks of ice?
MANHATTAN ON THE MAAS
The Rotterdam skyline has been transformed by a new, unique icon of green architecture coined the Vertical City.
FIT FOR A KING
The famous Austrian composer Johann Strauss, the Younger made his debut here. Countless waltzes have been danced here. The Parkhotel Schönbrunn offers modern transit comfort embedded in a showpiece of tradition.
TRUE TO CLUB COLORS
Shining like an emerald against the night sky, Budapest’s newest soccer stadium has a strong Go Green theme, which matches the club colors of its home team, Ferencvárosi Torna Club.
Harmony at seas
Cruise ships house thousands of passengers and crew, ensuring that they are able to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. Find out how the Harmon of the Seas uses KONE's marine expertise to make this happen in a seamless manner.
GATEWAY TO CHINA’S FUTURE
With an annual passenger turnover predicted to exceed 50 million by 2020, China’s newest and largest travel hub puts a new spin on the concept of mass transit.
Using IoT to deliver a superior experience
The Internet of Things (IoT) has captivated the attention of the technology and business community. Property owner Humlegården Fastigheter is already on board with this technology and is participating in an early-phase pilot for KONE’s 24/7 Connected Services.
A symbiotic relationship
Since the need for knowledge and perspectives is often greater than what is found in one company, a network of co-creation is key to deliver a competitive advantage. Something KONE and ISS strongly believe in.
KEEPING THE TUBE ON TRACK
The London Underground, more commonly called the Tube, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, but it’s showing no signs of its age. KONE and the world’s oldest underground railway system work closely together to ensure a smooth and seamless transit experience for one billion commuters annually.
MAJESTIC TRANSFORMATION ALONG THE SEINE RIVER
Tour AXA, originally built in 1974, is located in the heart of La Défense, the business district of Paris. After three decades, it was time for a major change. The previous owners, AXA Real Estate and Beacon Capital Partners, wanted to break the continuity of the skyline and revive the area with a soaring new building.
ARCHITECTURE WITH LIFE
Seven million visitors are expected to enter the spectacular arch of Rotterdam’s new indoor food market annually. A steady stream of fresh produce meanwhile is transported from the dispatch center located on the lower ground floor.