KONE Corporation, Press release, July 16, 2019
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 203 escalators and 65 elevators to Shanghai's newest Metro Line 15, which, once completed in 2020, will form part of the world's longest mass-transit rail system.
Serving the Western areas of the city, the Shanghai Metro Line 15 will be 42 kilometres in length and have 30 underground stations. With approximately 1 million individual trips on an average weekday, the Line 15 terminal stations will be Gucun Park in Baoshan District and Zizhu Hi-Tech Park in Minhang.
For a smooth, safe and pleasant experience, KONE will be equipping 16 stations with 203 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators, which are highly durable and designed for the most demanding public transportation environments. Also, KONE will equip all 30 stations with 65 KONE MonoSpace® elevators.
"The Shanghai Metro is one of the busiest subway systems in the world. We're proud to play a role in this ambitious underground project and smoothen the flow of people in the city," said William B. Johnson, executive vice president, KONE Greater China.
The project is estimated to be completed by 2020, and it is developed by Shanghai Rail Transit Line 15 Development Co., Ltd.
KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2019.
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Previous press releases are available at http://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ :
January 28, 2019: KONE wins order for first phase of the Shanghai Metro's Line 18
August 30, 2018: Another metro win for KONE in China with deal to equip Wuxi Metro line 3
July 10, 2018: KONE wins order for 107 escalators and elevators for Ningbo Metro Line 4 in China
June 5, 2018: KONE improves the flow of urban life in China with three new metro line wins
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 2018, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 9.1 billion, and at the end of the year over 57,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.