16.01.2014

Schindler Romania the sole supplier of elevators and escalators for Metro Bucharest

Schindler Romania awarded fourth contract in a row to supply elevators and escalators for the extension of the Bucharest Metro

For the two additional stations on Metro line no. 4, "Laminorului" and "Străuleşti”, Schindler will provide 22 Schindler 9300-AE Transport escalators, 12 Schindler 5400 elevators and 2 Schindler 9500-35 horizontal moving walks.  

Schindler Romania the sole supplier of elevators and escalators for Metro Bucharest
Metro Bucharest (Metrorex), Bucharest, Romania

“We are very proud to be the sole supplier of mobility solutions for Metro Bucharest, clearly reinforcing our position as market leader in the escalator industry,” said Gabriel Cirstea, General Manager for Schindler Romania.

“Winning this bid reflects the continued excellent work our local team performs, and promotes us as recognized experts in providing mobility solutions for public transportation.” 

Contributing to green transportation

For Metro line no. 4, the two stations are designed with multimodal terminals, including multi-level parking. The project is a green one, as it aims to stimulate the use of public transportation for travel within the city instead of using private cars (which can be left in the specially designed parking) to reduce energy consumption and gas emissions that are harmful to the environment. Schindler contributes to the sustainability of the project through its highly energy efficient elevators and escalators. 

Schindler Romania the sole supplier of elevators and escalators for Metro Bucharest
Schindler Escalators at Metro Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Preferred supplier for high traffic environment

Metro Bucharest (Metrorex), the only underground transportation in Romania, has made major investments over the last 5 years to extend and modernize the existing lines so as to fit the needs of a fast growing, on the move city.

This included extending the existing lines with 4 new stations, replacing all the escalators that have been in operation for more than 20 years and installing more than 80 elevators to facilitate access for disabled passengers in the existing metro stations. Schindler Romania was the preferred elevator and escalator supplier for all of these projects.