Thyssenkrupp signed elevators and escalators for two new subway stops in Rome
Thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia will install 30 escalators and 14 elevators in the two stops of the Line C of the Rome subway, Amba Aradam/Ipponio and Fori Imperiali, currently under construction. A 3.5 million euro contract for the installation and maintenance of the plants in the line that with its 22 km represents the longest in Italy.
“The realization of the Line C represents the most important public work realized in Italy in the last 20 years and we are proud to take part in it – comments Luis Vos, Managing Director of Thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia -. Our specialized technicians will be working on the project to integrate at best the plants in the very delicate archaeological contexts of the Capital”.
At the Amba Aradam/Ipponio stop 3 lifts and 14 escalators will be installed, one of which will reach 25 meters in length. Thanks to Thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia, the underground passengers will be accompanied on a journey back in time: part of the station will in fact be transformed into a real museum in which historical findings of very high cultural value will be visible, such as the “domus of the centurion”. The Fori Imperiali stop, adjacent to the Colosseum, will be equipped with 16 escalators and 8 elevators that will allow tourists and citizens to emerge from the underground, finding themselves in the heart of the ancient Roman Empire.
“I am very proud of this result because it is the result of a negotiation lasting several years, I believe it is the natural consequence of the excellent work done in the past, in an extremely delicate context – says Omar Riva, Operating Director of Thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia – with the our expertise we are able to guarantee a significant reduction in plant downtime, resolving most failures within the first quarter of an hour of the intervention, this allows us to offer more than 98% plant functionality thanks to the competence of the our technicians who every year participate in over 3,700 hours of technical training and more than 2,000 hours of safety training, in addition to the support of our International Technical Service ITS, which allows us to work on all systems of any make and model”.
The conquest of Roman underground transport began in 2009 when Thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia started the first supply of 85 escalators and 53 elevators. With this order, the total rises to 115 escalators, 67 elevators for a total value of over 15 million euros. These systems carry over 24,000 passengers an hour in the metropolitan area, equal to 432,000 per day.
These metropolitan structures are in addition to those in maintenance in Milan (ATM) and Naples (ANM) as well as railway ones such as the North Lot of Grandi Stazioni (Milan Central, Turin Porta Nuova, Genoa Porta Principe, Bologna Centrale, Bologna AV, etc.) up to the Lotto RFI in Calabria, making Thyssenkrupp Elevator Italia the Italian leader in public transport maintenance services.