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KONE Corporation, press release, June 13, 2014
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has been chosen to supply and install 24 escalators for the redevelopment of London Bridge railway station. London Bridge is the fourth busiest railway station in Great Britain, bringing in around 50 million passengers in to the city each year. KONE was selected as the supplier for the station on the back of its overall design solution which primarily focuses on smooth People Flow® and its demonstration of eco-efficiency.
The plans for modernizing London Bridge station were unveiled in 2011 and KONE has been involved in the project from the start. The overall goal of the rail project is to cater for more people and to increase rail links. KONE's 24 new TransitMaster® 140 escalators will help ensure that all areas of the station can be quickly accessed and keep passengers moving in the station area throughout the day.
KONE Great Britain Managing Director Michael Williams said: "our involvement in improving people flow in public transportation is a significant part of KONE's offering. We're immensely proud to be working on such a significant public project. Our team understands the importance of effective people flow in such a busy environment and has worked hard to ensure our solutions satisfy the demands of the overall rail network."
The overall project is part of a wider scheme funded by the ThamesLink program to upgrade the rail network in Great Britain. As well as increasing the number of platforms at London Bridge and providing lifts and escalators for step-free access, there will also be improved links between the Tube and bus network. The upgrades to London Bridge are expected to be completed in 2018.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2014.
Previous press releases on KONE's orders are available at www.kone.com/press including:
- April 17, 2014: KONE secures maintenance contract extension for Heathrow Airport elevators, escalators and autowalks
- January 16, 2014: KONE to provide eco-efficient elevators to the Nova, Victoria in London
- January 3, 2014: KONE to modernize elevators to improve access to six busy London Underground stations
- October 1, 2012: KONE to supply the elevators to new Crossrail stations in central London
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Liisa Kivelä, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330 firstname.lastname@example.org.