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By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2021

Stockholm Metro, the “world’s longest art gallery,” enhances accessibility with new TKE escalators.

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KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

By Elevator World | September 17, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 83 vertical-transportation (VT) units for the western section of Beijing’s new Metro Line 11, the company announced on September 16. Line 11, a 4.2-km-long section also known as “Winter Olympic Branch Line,” will connect five major areas of the Shougang North District through four stations and provide transfer…

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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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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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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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TKE Lands 122-Unit VT Contract for Quito Metro System

TKE Lands 122-Unit VT Contract for Quito Metro System

By Elevator World | August 10, 2021

Quito, Ecuador, is building its first metro transit system, and TK Elevator (TKE) has been awarded the vertical-transportation (VT) contract for the first line, the company announced on August 6. Known as Line 1, the project will include 15 stations and is expected to handle 400,000 passengers in the first year. TKE will provide 122…

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Installation Of “Make In India” VT Equipment at Kanpur Begins

By Elevator World | August 7, 2021

The installation of elevators and escalators in nine Metro Stations in India has begun, The Times of India reported on August 4. A total of 27 escalators and 33 lifts are being installed in stations on the stretch of Priority Corridor between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Moti Jheel lake. All of the vertical-transportation equipment used…

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414 High-Capacity Escalators to Serve New Mumbai Metro Line

414 High-Capacity Escalators to Serve New Mumbai Metro Line

By Elevator World | July 28, 2021

India’s Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. (MMRC) is spending the equivalent of more than US$3.5 billion to install 414 escalators serving 27 stations along Metro Line 3, a new 33.5-km-long underground route between the Colaba part of Mumbai and the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone, Mumbai Mirror reports. Like units installed on Metro 1, the escalators will be…

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TKE to Equip Stockholm Metro Stations With 44 Escalators

TKE to Equip Stockholm Metro Stations With 44 Escalators

By Elevator World | July 23, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) has won a multimillion-euro order from AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik to equip Stockholm metro stations with 44 heavy-duty victoria escalators, TKE announced on July 22. The 110-km-long system, also known as the tunnelbana, is world-famous for its paintings and sculptures that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, in addition to its…

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92 Otis Escalators Part of Munich Metro Modernization

92 Otis Escalators Part of Munich Metro Modernization

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Through 2026, Otis Germany will install 92 heavy-duty NPETM escalators at 18 stations of the Munich Metro, bringing the number of escalators the OEM has supplied to the system since 1985 to 500. Part of an ongoing modernization, the escalators will be manufactured at Otis’ facility in Breclav, Czech Republic. In announcing the deal in April,…

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