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KONE Corporation, press release, April 30,
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 77 escalators to Metro Line 3 in Nanchang, the capital and largest city of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China. Currently, the Nanchang metro has two lines in service. Two more lines are under construction and in the long run, the Nanchang metro network is expected to have altogether five lines.
The Nanchang Metro Line 3 will be 28.5 kilometers in length and travel between the south and the north of the city. KONE will equip seven of the 22 underground stations from Qingshan Road station to Jingdong Avenue station with 77 KONE Transit Master™ 140 escalators. After completion, the Metro Line 3 will move 50,000 passengers a day and connect with lines 1, 2, 4 and 5 through four transferring stations.
"We are very happy to be trusted to provide our People Flow solutions to this project that will significantly help to ease the traffic burden in Nanchang. The new metro line will also have an important role in the development of some of the older areas in the city, contributing to the development of Nanchang overall," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China.
The project is estimated to be completed in the end of 2020, and it is developed by China Railway Electrification Engineering Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai Branch.
KONE booked the order in the fourth quarter of 2019.
For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, tel. +358 41 5071361, firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
April 15, 2020: KONE UltraRope® to feature in a new luxury hotel tower in Nanjing, China
November 14, 2019:KONE to equip Tianjin Pingan Teda IFC dual tower in China
October 17, 2019:KONE to equip Nanning Metro Line 4 in China
September 26, 2019:KONE wins order to equip JiNan PingAn IFC tower in China
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.