Another metro line win for KONE in China
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 187 elevators and escalators to Metro Line 9 in Northwest China's Xi'an, an important cultural, industrial and educational center in the region and one of the oldest cities in the entire country.
Xi'an Metro Line 9 will run southwest to northeast between Fangzhicheng and Qinhan Avenue via 15 stations. The 30.6-kilometer-long line will also travel through the Lintong University City. After completion, line 9 will help to relieve traffic burden along the subway system and will offer commuters a convenient way to travel to the norteastern part of the city. The Xi'an Metro currently has five lines in use and 10 more lines are planned to be added in the coming years.
To help provide smooth and safe metro travel for the 850,000 daily passengers along the new line, KONE will deliver 152 KONE TransitMaster escalators, 31 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, and 4 KONE MiniSpace elevators. The contract also includes two years of standard maintenance.
"We are pleased that our previous projects on Xi'an metro lines 1 and 4 have led to continued collaboration for the new line 9. We are very much looking forward to working together with Xi'an China Railway Rail Transit once again to help meet the demanding people flow needs and contribute to a premium passenger experience," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President, KONE Greater China.
The project is developed by Xi'an China Railway Rail Transit Co., Ltd.
KONE booked the order in the second quarter of 2020.