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Fear of Covid Leads to Escalator Falls in London

Fear of Covid Leads to Escalator Falls in London

By Elevator World | September 21, 2021

Officials with the London Underground report that passengers are falling down Tube station escalators because fear of catching COVID-19 is making them reluctant to hold onto the handrail, Evening Standard reports. London Underground chiefs say a spike in accidents is also being blamed on intoxicated passengers celebrating the end of lockdown. Twelve deaths or serious injuries have been reported on…

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TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) Canada has expanded its service footprint on vertical-transportation (VT) systems at supermarket Loblaws’ locations in Canada, TKE has announced. Lowblas, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has more than 2,400 stores across the country. In 2017, TKE supported 139 elevators and escalators but now provides service and maintenance on more than twice that many units, the…

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Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corp., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has received an order for 67 units of elevators and escalators in the Philippines for the development of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Phase 1 project as its first railway system project, MarketScreener reports. The NSCR is part of an overall initiative by the Philippine government to expand…

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First Escalator Serving New Indian Rail Station Unveiled

First Escalator Serving New Indian Rail Station Unveiled

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The first escalator serving Siddhivinayak Metro Station, part of Mumbai Metro Line 3, or MML-3, on India’s west coast is now operational, The Free Press Journal reports. Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. (MMRC) Managing Director Ranji Singh Deol observed work was done in only 18 days, and the unit was unveiled during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration on September…

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First of 41 New Schindler Escalators Welcomed by BART

First of 41 New Schindler Escalators Welcomed by BART

By Elevator World | September 8, 2021

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and City of San Francisco authorities welcomed the first of 41 new Schindler escalators during a ribbon-cutting at the Powell Street station on August 31. Happening in conjunction with the Market Street Canopy Project that will provide protection for the units and revitalized station entrances, the US$96.5-million escalator project is…

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Schindler to Provide 180 Escalators for Indian Metro

Schindler to Provide 180 Escalators for Indian Metro

By Elevator World | August 31, 2021

Schindler has been selected to deliver 180 escalators for stations on two new routes that are part of Bangalore Metro Rail Corp.’s Phase 2 project in southern India, which will integrate Bengaluru’s (also known as Bangalore) metro network with other transport systems and eventually connect Kempegowda International Airport with the city’s IT district, Construction Week Online is…

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India’s Western Railway Reopens Lifts, Escalators, Gates

By Elevator World | August 26, 2021

With increases in passengers, Western Railway in India is opening more lifts and escalators, as well as entry and exit gates, The Free Press Journal reported on August 24. With daily passenger counts between 1.3 million and 1.5 million on Mumbai’s 60-km Churchgate-Virar route, the Railway has decided to open 22 more gates, and also to make…

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Child’s Injury Prompts Call for Escalator Safety In Kuwait

Child’s Injury Prompts Call for Escalator Safety In Kuwait

By Elevator World | August 23, 2021

A proposal submitted by Kuwait Member of Parliament Osama Al- Shaheen urges the creation of a safety manual/decree for escalators, Arab Times reported on August 16. Al-Shaheen was motivated after hearing a report of a child injured on an escalator. The lawmaker pointed out that the escalator in question lacked an emergency stop button, which worsened the…

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Escalator Replacement Underway at London Tube Station

Escalator Replacement Underway at London Tube Station

By Elevator World | August 20, 2021

Underneath South Kensington tube station in London, a project is underway to replace all five of the station’s escalators at the same time, according to IanVisits. To do that, Piccadilly line trains have stopped calling at South Kensington station and won’t call there again until next spring. Two escalators lead from the ticket hall to a…

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KONE Begins Escalator Work at Virginia Metro Station

KONE Begins Escalator Work at Virginia Metro Station

By Elevator World | August 18, 2021

KONE began the installation of four new and more durable escalators at the Pentagon City Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia, on August 16, Patch.com reports. Both entrances to the Pentagon City Metro Station will need to be closed at different times during construction, with the east side of South Hayes Street being the first. Crews will tear…

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