KONE to equip phase two of Chongqing Metro Line 6 in China

Press Release Published 08/18/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, August 18, 2020

  KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 83 escalators and 20 elevators to the second phase of the Metro Line 6 in Chongqing, in southwest China.

The Line 6 will become an important connection running through the Liangjiang New Area in the north of the city. The Liangjiang New Area and especially its Yuelai district are important hubs bringing together international business, exhibitions and conferences, leisure tourism, cultural creativity, and ecological living. The new metro connection will further accelerate the ongoing eco-city, smart city, and exhibition city developments in the area.

  Spanning over 14 kilometers in total, the phase two of the Chongqing Metro Line 6 will travel from Yuelai station to Shaheba station through seven stops. It will be connected to three other existing lines of the Chongqing metro system. KONE will help smooth the flow of people along the new line by equipping the stations with 83 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators, 16 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, and four KONE MiniSpace™ elevators. Additionally, the contract includes two years of standard maintenance.

"Chongqing is an important industrial area and a major transportation hub in the country, and we are proud to contribute to its urban development by providing our solutions and expertise to this new metro line project," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President, KONE Greater China.

  The project is estimated to be completed at the end of 2020, and it is developed by Chongqing Rail Transit Co., Ltd.

KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2020.

For further information, please contact: 
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com

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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
July 28, 2020: KONE wins order for the first phase of Jinan Metro Line R2 in China

May 28, 2020: KONE to equip Beijing's Metro Line 17 in China
April 30, 2020: KONE wins order to equip Nanchang Metro Line 3 in China
April 15, 2020: KONE UltraRope® to feature in a new luxury hotel tower in Nanjing, 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 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.

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