- thyssenkrupp was awarded maintenance contracts for more than 350 elevators and escalators as well as two accelerating moving walks that make up the unique Express Walkway service at the Toronto airport
- 19 million passengers have benefited to date from using the Express Walkway service, which enables passengers to walk comfortably at up to 12 km/h
An example of thyssenkrupp’s innovation capacity is the high-speed moving walkway technology that provides a totally new and efficient solution for the mobility challenges of airports with high passenger numbers. Two units went into operation for public use at the beginning of 2009. Since then, more than 19 million passengers have used the service during their connections through the airport, with both units achieving availability service rates above 95%. The unique high-speed moving walk bridges the gap between conventional moving walks and traditional transportation, such as buses or automated people movers. It provides safe and smooth transport, enabling passengers to reach a 12 km/h speed by walking, while offering the airport the capacity to potentially transport more than 14,000 people per hour.
Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator states: “As the global population continues to rise and our globalized world becomes even more connected, efficient mobility of people inside airports has become a major issue of concern, making it just as important as the actual flights. We’re proud to have provided Toronto Pearson with great mobility solutions, and we’re happy to be able to continue reducing connecting times for a large number of passengers.”
thyssenkrupp continuously invests in technology that improves public transportation, increases accessibility and enables passengers to travel more quickly. Building up on the success of the accelerating moving walkways installed in the Toronto airport, thyssenkrupp developed a new generation with ACCEL, which is available now. It provides an efficient solution to the dominating global challenges of urbanization. It further alleviates traffic congestion, and reduces connection times between gates in airport terminals by up to 70%. Applying linear motor technology from the Transrapid magnetic train, ACCEL can transport as many passengers as typical fully automated cabin systems.