Daily press, 2008-07-18, 10:30 AM
ThyssenKrupp Elevator wins major metro contracts in China
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has received an order to supply a total of 337 escalators and 115 elevators for the extension of the metro network in the city of Shenzhen (population twelve million). The work is scheduled for completion in 2010 and involves the construction of 87.4 kilometers of new lines and 58 stops. Products from ThyssenKrupp Elevator will be used in almost all stations to ensure fast and safe passenger transportation. One line will be the first metro line in the province, situated in southern China, to run mainly above ground.
Elevated metro project in Wuhan
In the central Chinese city of Wuhan ThyssenKrupp Elevator is installing 45 elevators and 91 escalators for the extension of metro line 1. After completion of the work in 2010 the 28 kilometer elevated line will run through the center of the city. With a population of nine million, Wuhan is one of China’s largest cities and lies around 1100 kilometers south of Beijing on the Yangtze – China’s longest river at over 6,000 kilometers. The city’s metro network consists of seven lines covering 215 kilometers.
Innovative transit system in Xiamen
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has also won a contract to supply 81 escalators for the new “bus rapid transit” system in the city of Xiamen (province of Fujian). The city’s forward-looking infrastructure project combines the advantages of a metro system with those of bus transit. The aim is to alleviate Xiamen’s massive traffic problems and boost the image of the coastal city in southeastern China.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has supplied passenger transportation systems for transit projects in other Chinese cities in the past. For example, a total of 340 elevators and escalators were awarded for the metro in Shanghai. Products from ThyssenKrupp Elevator are also in use in public transportation systems in Beijing and Chongqing.