Daily press, 2018-08-06, 09:00 AM
thyssenkrupp ensures comfortable travel through Stockholm’s artistic metro stations for more than half a million people per day
- Storstockholms Lokaltrafik AB, Stockholm’s public transportation company, signed an 8-year contract with thyssenkrupp Elevator to maintain the 440 elevators and escalators
- Rising passenger figures require highest quality standards regarding transportation systems as well as maintenance solutions
Using the ‚Stockholms tunnelbana’, the capital’s metro system, may be daily routine for the local residents, but it is definitely a fascinating experience for tourists and visitors: The stations are well known for their unique collection of sculptures, artworks and exhibitions and are often considered to be the world’s longest art gallery. To enjoy the experience – as well as to catch their subway – passengers need reliable and efficient elevators and escalators. That’s why Stockholm’s public transportation company Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has signed a contract with thyssenkrupp Elevator to maintain all of the approximately 220 escalators and 220 elevators at the 80 stations along the 110 kilometers long metro system.
The contract is one of the biggest of its kind in Sweden. Since this summer and for the next eight years, thyssenkrupp Elevator is responsible for a seamless 24/7 operation of the more than 500 heavily used elevators and escalators: Up to 270 million passengers use the Stockholm metro system every year. That corresponds to more than half a million people per day.
The same high standard that is in place for the displayed art at the stations applies to the mechanical equipment. No matter the manufacturer: Every single transportation unit must run without down time. thyssenkrupp Elevator is the trusted partner for this challenging task – end even sets up a new branch dedicated only to the Storstockholms Lokaltrafik and for the scope of the contract.
Sweden takes a pioneer position regarding future concepts of transportation and mobility. Stockholm faces similar challenges of growing urbanization as other metropolises – including peoples’ demand to get from A to B as quickly and comfortably as possible. In ensuring a trouble-free system of elevators and escalators at the metro stations thyssenkrupp Elevator will just do that.
“As city populations continue to grow, passenger crowding at metro station junctions and at peak hours are at a rise as well, so it is essential to offer transportation solutions that save time and meet the requirements of urbanization”, says Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator. “We are very proud to play a relevant role in the development of the population’s mobility within the city of Stockholm. Marveling fantastic and impressive design of the Stockholm metro stations is a must. We are committed to continue this high level of quality through our expertise and experience. We ensure a safe and comfortable journey, where passengers can also take in the beauty of Stockholm’s artistic metro stations.”
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thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €7.7 billion in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials. Over 158,000 employees in 79 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2016/2017 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €41.5 billion.
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