The elevator company also provides mobility solutions to the new metro line in former capital city Luoyang.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator, one of the world’s leading elevator companies, won the bid to provide the first metro in a district-free city – a metropolitan region in Western China with 234 elevators and escalators. With Metro Line 1, the Chinese City of Luoyang has officially entered the “metro era”. It will be put into operation in 2021.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator provides better access in ever-growing cities with clear solutions for increasingly complex infrastructures, thus been chosen for this project. The installation of all escalators is expected to be completed by August 2020. From then on, ThyssenKrupp Elevator will keep providing Luoyang citizens with safe, comfortable and convenient mobility experiences.
With a total length of 23 kilometres, Luoyang Metro Line 1 has 19 stops and covers the main passenger flow in the east-west direction to the north of Luohe River. Moreover, it will solve the problem of the east-west passenger transportation in the downtown area to the north of Luohe River and strengthen the connection between the areas north of the river.
“The delivery and installation of the 234 elevators and escalators for the first metro line in Luoyang is another indicator for our ability to develop and provide solutions for future urban mobility”, says Peter Walker, CEO ThyssenKrupp Elevator.
With a strong focus on urbanization and improving access in cities, thyssenkrupp Elevator continues to invest in the Chinese market. In 2018. ThyssenKrupp Elevator inaugurated its new China test tower and production facility. The launch has demonstrated the company’s continued development in the region following the opening of its Multiple-Purpose Facility Building in Shanghai in 2016.