thyssenkrupp celebrates its latest success in urban mobility: the company has won contracts to provide maintenance services for 585 mobility systems in Milan and Naples’ metro stations. Of these, 352 systems (237 elevators, 115 escalators) are spread across of Milan’s 60 metro stations, and 233 systems (83 elevators, 150 escalators) extend over 23 stations in Naples. Combined, the contracts are worth approximately €9 million.
thyssenkrupp was awarded these major multi-year contracts thanks to its innovative technologies and high-quality products and services which are aimed at improving urban mobility.
thyssenkrupp has an excellent reputation in the urban mobility industry, as proven by significant tenders recently awarded to the company in Italy. These include a contract to supply and install 88 escalators and 53 elevators, and provide Agenzia del trasporto autoferrotranviario del Comune di Roma (ATAC) with maintenance services at all 30 stations of the metro Line C in Rome, the longest urban underground railway line in Italy with a length of 25km and carrying over 24,000 passengers per hour.
The company is also responsible for providing maintenance services at numerous other railway facilities, including large stations such as Rome Ostiense, Milan Central Station, Turin Porta Nuova, Genova Porta Principe, and others.
Omar Riva, Sales Manager at thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia, said: “We are able to guarantee time-saving interventions by solving malfunctions within 15 minutes of our arrival on site, which translates to more than 98% system efficiency. These results are thanks to our highly qualified technicians who have over 3,700 hours in operational training and over 2,000 hours in safety training, besides the support provided by our International Technical Services, delivering support for mobility systems of any brand or model. Together with our customer care centers, we are capable of providing 24/7 support, aiming to have mobility equipment always running as it should.”
As a part of its efforts to improve the efficiency of urban mobility systems, thyssenkrupp introduced MAX, a cutting-edge predictive maintenance system that connects all elevator systems to the cloud with the aim of foreseeing possible malfunctions before they actually happen. MAX is enabled by a highly advanced algorithm designed in collaboration with Microsoft, and is currently being implemented in the US, Spain and Germany; it will be available in Italy in the near future.
Mobility innovations for megatrends
For example, by enhancing access to existing metro stations, the ACCEL transportation system has the potential to draw commuters who previously shunned public transport because they are not within easy reach of a station. Applying linear motor technology from the Transrapid magnetic train, ACCEL can transport as many passengers as typical fully automated cabin systems, move up to 7,300 passengers per hour per direction. By creating new access points, ACCEL is capable of increasing the catchment area of each station and therefore the number of passengers by up to 30 percent. With ACCEL, the capacity utilization of metro systems throughout the world can be maximized, offering an alternative to the cost-intensive construction of new stations or interconnecting underground passageways. Another advantage: The number of vehicles on the road would also drop.
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