Elevator World recognizes thyssenkrupp's contribution to improving urban mobility in Italy

Metro Rome (c) thyssenkrupp
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  • Award is for thyssenkrupp’s installations at Rome Metro’s Subway Line C
  • Traffic includes 50,000 passengers each day distributed along 30 stations
  • Line C covers 25 km, the longest stretch of urban rail transportation in the country
thyssenkrupp has won the "Project of the Year 2016" Award, presented by international magazine Elevator World in the Escalators category, for its installations at Rome Metro’s new Line C in Italy. The 141 installations completed by thyssenkrupp include 53 elevators and 88 escalators.

The company’s solutions are present at all 30 stations of Line C, providing comfortable and safe mobility for 50,000 passengers each day. For this important project, two flagship products, Tugela escalators and Latitude elevators, were selected from a wide range of solutions. Both transport systems provide a concentration of high quality, innovation, reliability and durability in all weather conditions, with the highest standards of safety. The project required the deployment of more than 370 tons of material across 21 construction sites, and involved approximately 50,000 working hours over five years.

“The most interesting aspect of this endeavor is the archaeological context in which it is placed: Rome has a remarkable historical heritage both above and below ground, and 17 km of Line C will be underground,” said Luigi Maggioni, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Elevator in Italy. “thyssenkrupp’s experience and know-how have ensured the timely installation and testing of each of the 141 systems, and have also secured the contract to maintain them. A fixed garrison covering the entire range of service will be provided to ensure the safety of thousands of passengers. Therefore, we are very proud of this prestigious award from Elevator World and its recognition of our efforts on this project.”

thyssenkrupp supports cities around the world with innovative solutions meeting the requirements of urbanization, making them the best ever places to live. Elevator World’s "Project of the Year" is considered the most prestigious title awarded by the magazine of reference for the global elevator industry. Teamwork, ability to overcome challenges, commitment, on-time delivery, expertise, budget management, and customer satisfaction are the parameters by which projects from around the world are annually evaluated.
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