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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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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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Cuttack, India, Station Set for Upgrades, Hosts Tour

Cuttack, India, Station Set for Upgrades, Hosts Tour

By Elevator World | July 29, 2021

Plans for improvements to passenger amenities at India’s Cuttack Railway Station drew the interest of Khurda Road Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Shashi Kant Singh, who led an inspection tour of the facility in July, Pragativadi News reported. Addressing the media, Singh said that many redevelopment projects, including new vertical-transportation equipment, have been initiated within the past five…

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Vertical Transportation on Plan for India Railway Upgrade

By Elevator World | June 29, 2021

Paromita Roy, JGM, Indian Railway Stations Development Corp., presented a blueprint of the upgrade plan for the Panchkula-Chandigarh railway station to Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta on June 23, The Tribune reports. The plan includes a two-story waiting lounge, 12 escalators and six lifts. The 493.6 acres available will play an important role in the…

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Indian Railways Works Toward Zero Death Mission

Indian Railways Works Toward Zero Death Mission

By Elevator World | May 19, 2021

Indian Railways is taking advantage of the lockdown that began in March 2020 to speed up works to achieve its “zero death” mission in suburban sections of the Central and Western Railways in Mumbai, India, the Mumbai Mirror reported on May 16. Measures taken in the recent past have succeeded in drastically reducing deaths and injuries. Key…

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AKE Elevator Providing 68 Units to Ankara Metro In Turkey

AKE Elevator Providing 68 Units to Ankara Metro In Turkey

By Elevator World | March 19, 2021

Vertical-transportation (VT) equipment manufacturer Ake Elevator and Escalator Trade Co., Ltd., headquartered in Antalya, Turkey, signed a contract to provide 68 VT units to the Ataturk Cultural Center (AKM) railway station and Kizilay line of the Ankara Metro. Ake will supply 52 escalators, four moving walks, seven elevators and five platform lifts. The 3.3-km, US$150-million…

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