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KONE Corporation, press release, June 4,
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to deliver 20 escalators to a new metro extension in Stockholm, Sweden. The first phase of the blue line extension - one of the city's largest infrastructure projects - will add another four kilometers and two new stations to the existing metro line in the Barkarby district, northwest of the capital.
Stockholm is one of the fastest growing European capitals with an annual population increase of approximately 40,000. Barkarbystaden is a whole new residential area currently being built with some 18,000 new apartments and commercial spaces. The extension of the blue metro line will start from the Akalla district and travel via Barkarbystaden to central Barkarby, which will be an important regional interchange station linking the metro, commuter trains and buses. The new metro extension is an important part of Stockholm's urban development and will enable metro travel through the Nacka, Barkarby and Arenastaden areas.
To support smooth people flow in and around the two new metro stations, KONE will deliver 8 KONE TransitMaster™140 escalators and 12 KONE TransitMaster™190 escalators to the project.
"We are very happy to be trusted to bring our solutions and experience to this significant project and we look forward to making people's journeys smooth, safe and reliable in the Stockholm metro," said Thomas Hinnerskov, Executive Vice President for KONE Central and North Europe.
The stations in Barkarby are included in the first phase of the extension and the installation work will begin during 2022. The Barkarby line is scheduled for opening in 2026.
KONE booked the order in the second quarter of 2020.
For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
October 10, 2018: KONE wins order for new "super hospital" in northern Denmark
September 24, 2018: KONE wins order to equip second phase of Finland's West Metro extension
January 30, 2018: KONE wins UltraRope order for Karlatornet, set to become the tallest building in the Nordics
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.