Punctuality is one thing. Seamless transfer from platform to platform is another. For the Dutch railway network ProRail, this means upgrading its stations to ensure access for all passengers, including those with impaired mobility.


ProRail moves 1.2 million passengers and 100,000 barrels of goods per day. Smooth movement through more than 400 railway stations is a key part of the transit package. Within the next decade, the Dutch railway network is rolling out an extensive accessibility plan which includes the addition of vertical transportation solutions. KONE will provide a substantial number of escalators and elevators as part of a multi-year program to improve travel and convenience for travelers in several stations around the Netherlands. To meet the demands of ProRail’s busy transport hubs, the customized KONE equipment includes the use of heavy-duty and vandal-resistant components as well as compliance with electromagnetic compatibility requirements, a big issue in railway stations. KONE’s eco-efficiency credentials help to keep down the total cost of ownership, which ProRail appreciates. The use of regenerative solutions reduces energy requirements by recovering the energy generated when an elevator or escalator is used.

  • #Elevators
  • #Escalators & Autowalks
  • #Europe
  • #Maintenance
  • #New equipment

Building facts

  • Completed: 2012-2016 (phased handover of stations)
  • Building owner: NS Stations
  • Developer: ProRail
  • Architect: Varies per station
  • Contractor: Varies per station

KONE solutions

  • 30 KONE MonoSpace® elevators; 175 expected in total
  • 71 KONE TravelMaster™ 140 escalators; 120 expected in total
  • KONE Care™ Maintenance Service


  • To deliver a system built around accessibility, energy efficiency and cost effective solutions
  • To install and maintain equipment at busy transport hubs
  • Long-term partnership for the installation and regular maintenance of heavy-duty equipment
  • Careful coordination to ensure off-peak installation and maintenance run smoothly with existing transport schedule

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