KONE won an order to deliver 20 escalators to phase one of an extension of the metro line in Stockholm, Sweden. One of the capital city’s largest infrastructure projects, the work will add 4 km and two stations to the Blue Line in the Barkarby District, northwest of Stockholm. The order consists of eight TransitMasterTM 140 and 12 TransitMaster 190 units. Installation is scheduled in 2022, ahead of the expanded line opening in 2026. Observing the extension will enable metro travel through the growing areas of Nacka, Barkarby and Arenastaden, KONE stated:
“Stockholm is one of the fastest-growing European capitals, with an annual population increase of approximately 40,000. Barkarbystaden is a whole new residential area being built with some 18,000 new apartments and commercial spaces. The extension of the Blue Line will start from the Akalla district and travel via Barkarbystaden to central Barkarby, which will be an important regional interchange station linking the metro, commuter trains and buses.”
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