KONE to equip Metro Line S1, the first urban rail line in Suzhou, China

Press Release Published 15/09/2022

KONE Corporation, press release, September 15, 2022 


KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply a suite of People Flow® solutions, including 30 elevators and 141 escalators for the Suzhou Metro line S1 in Suzhou, China. 

Suzhou Metro Line S1 is the first urban rail line in Suzhou and the first to apply fully automatic driving technology in China. Metro Line S1 connects Suzhou to Shanghai's rail line network, from Weiting Station in Suzhou to Huaqiao Station in Kunshan City. The total length of the line is 41.27 kilometers, with 28 stations, all of which are underground. 

KONE's delivery includes 30 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 141 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators. In addition, the contract includes 8 years of standard maintenance for the elevators and 13 years for the escalators. 

"The new subway system will make Suzhou more accessible, with a seamless connection to the Shanghai rail line network and further accelerate the city's development," says William B. Johnson, KONE executive vice president of Greater China. "We are pleased to provide our flow solutions and contribute to a premium passenger experience for this new transportation hub." 

The building is being developed by Suzhou Rail Transit City Line 1 Co. Ltd, and the leading architects are China Railway Electrification Survey, Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd. 

The project is expected to be fully completed in mid-2023. 

KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2022. 
For further information, please contact:   
Hanna Rutanen, Head of Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com   
Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 

June 30, 2022: KONE to equip phase 1 of metro line 10 in Zhengzhou, China
January 18, 2022: KONE to wins order to equip the Zhengzhou metro line from Zhengzhou airport to Xuchan

September 23, 2021: KONE to equip a transportation hub in Shenzhen, 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 2021, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10.5 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. www.kone.com


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