Another metro line win for KONE in China

Press Release Published 12/11/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, November 12, 2020

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 187 elevators and escalators to Metro Line 9 in Northwest China's Xi'an, an important cultural, industrial and educational center in the region and one of the oldest cities in the entire country.

  Xi'an Metro Line 9 will run southwest to northeast between Fangzhicheng and Qinhan Avenue via 15 stations. The 30.6-kilometer-long line will also travel through the Lintong University City. After completion, line 9 will help to relieve traffic burden along the subway system and will offer commuters a convenient way to travel to the norteastern part of the city. The Xi'an Metro currently has five lines in use and 10 more lines are planned to be added in the coming years.

To help provide smooth and safe metro travel for the 850,000 daily passengers along the new line, KONE will deliver 152 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators, 31 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, and 4 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators. The contract also includes two years of standard maintenance.

  "We are pleased that our previous projects on Xi'an metro lines 1 and 4 have led to continued collaboration for the new line 9. We are very much looking forward to working together with Xi'an China Railway Rail Transit once again to help meet the demanding people flow needs and contribute to a premium passenger experience," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President, KONE Greater China.

The project is developed by Xi'an China Railway Rail Transit Co., Ltd.

  KONE booked the order in the second quarter of 2020.

For further information, please contact: 
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361,

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Previous press releases are available at including:
October 20, 2020: KONE to equip Nanfeihong Plaza mixed-use development in Xi'an, China
August 18, 2020: KONE to equip phase two of Chongqing Metro Line 6 in China 
July 28, 2020: KONE wins order for the first phase of Jinan Metro Line R2 in China
May 28, 2020: KONE to equip Beijing's Metro Line 17 in China

About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

KONE Xi an Metro Line 9 Press release

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