KONE to equip Grand Paris Express Metro Line 16 in France

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KONE Corporation, press release, March 18, 2021

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has been selected by Société du Grand Paris (SGP) to deliver and install 152 KONE escalators for the future Grand Paris Express Metro Line 16.

 The new line will be 29 kilometers long and have 10 stations, and it will connect the Saint-Denis Pleyel station to the Noisy–Champs station in 26 minutes. Line 16 is expected to be used by more than 200,000 passengers daily.

To help enable smooth and safe people flow and access to the metro, KONE will equip eight stations with a total of 152 bespoke KONE TransitMaster™ escalators. The escalators feature enhanced fire resistance, glass fall-prevention barriers and improved traffic signalization. Equipped with built-in connectivity, they can also be upgraded by plugging in services to facilitate for example maintenance.

 “We are honored that our previous project on the Grand Paris Express Metro Line 15 has led to continued collaboration for the new Line 16. This project is exceptional not only for its size but also for its tight schedule, with the depth of the metro stations adding to the challenge. We look forward to contributing to this significant project and helping Paris and its surroundings become more accessible to all,” said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The installation work will begin in early 2022, and the project is due for completion in 2024.

 KONE booked the order in the fourth quarter of 2020.

For further information, please contact: 
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com 

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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 
August 11, 2020: KONE wins order for one of the new Grand Paris Express metro lines in France
 July 24, 2019: KONE to modernize elevators and escalators at Atocha, Madrid’s main station in Spain
June 20, 2019: KONE to equip Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier in Germany
May 20, 2019: KONE to equip Tel Aviv’s Light Rail Line in Israel

About KONE
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 2020, KONE had annual sales of EUR 9.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.