SGP Selects Kone Escalators for Planned Paris Metro Line
KONE will provide 152 escalators for the future Grand Paris Express Metro Line 16, the company announced on March 18. The planned 29-km line, set to connect the Saint-Denis Pleyel and Noisy-Champs stations, will allow some 200,000 passengers per day to cover the distance in about 26 min. It will total 10 stations, and KONE will provide eight of them with 152 bespoke TransitMaster™ escalators. These units will feature enhanced fire resistance, glass fall-prevention barriers and improved traffic signalization. With built-in connectivity, they can also be upgraded by plugging in services, such as maintenance. The project is being developed by Société du Grand Paris (SGP). Work is expected to begin in 2022, with completion targeted for 2024.