Schindler China provides escalators for the extension of the world’s longest subway system.
Schindler signed a contract with the Pudong section of Shanghai Metro Line 14 to supply 264 Schindler 9700 escalators, with rise ranging from 4 to 15 meters, to all 14 metro stations from Lujiazui to Guiqiao Road. This is the very first project in Shanghai where all escalators will be equipped with external rollers in combination with Schindler’s innovative digital solution, Schindler Ahead, to provide predictive maintenance.
The Shanghai Metro system is the world’s largest system by route length (676 kilometers) and the second largest by the number of stations (413). It has been fully operational since 1993. On an average working day, the Metro is used by more than 10 million people and it transported a total of 3.53 billion passengers in 2017. Currently, there are more than 200 kilometers of subway under construction and by the end of 2020, the network will span 804 kilometers in total, making it one of the fastest-growing subway systems in the world.
Shanghai Metro Line 14 is an east-west extension line with a total of 31 stations across five administrative districts of the city – Jiading, Putuo, Jing'an, Huangpu and Pudong, and will be connected with 13 other lines. It will be almost 40 kilometers long and since it is cutting through some of the most densely populated areas of Shanghai, a very high ridership is expected. It is planned to be operational at the end of 2020.