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KONE Corporation, press release, December
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver altogether 297 escalators for packages one and three of the new Metro Line 12 in Beijing, the capital of China.
Metro Line 12 will be 29.3 kilometers in length and have 21 stations, and it will run west to east from Sijiqing station in the Haidian area to Guanzhuangluxikou station in the Chaoyang area, passing through four main districts in Beijing. It will travel fully underground and 15 of the stations will connect with other lines.
With its current 23 lines and around 700 kilometers in total length, the Beijing Subway is the longest and busiest metro system in the world. The new line will bring a welcomed increase to Beijing's rail transit capacity, helping to relieve traffic pressure in the city center.
KONE will equip the stations from Sijiqing to Jimenqiao with 171 KONE TransitMaster™ 140 escalators, and the stations from Sanyuanqiao to Guanzhuangluxikou with 126 KONE TransitMaster™ 140 escalators.
"We look forward to making passengers' journeys smoother, safer and easier, with this extensive underground project. The new line will span the city and we are delighted to be trusted to bring our solutions and experience to this significant project," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President, KONE Greater China.
The project is estimated to be completed at the end of 2021, and the main architect is China Railway Electrification Survey Design & Research Institute 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, email@example.com
Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
November 12, 2020: Another metro line win for KONE in China
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
May 28, 2020: KONE to equip Beijing's Metro Line 17 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.