Predicted to serve more than 44 million passengers annually by 2020, Shenzhen North Railway Station is the new hub of South China’s high-speed train and passenger rail network.
|Year||Train station 2011; Metro 2012|
|Solutions||51 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, KONE Care™ Maintenance Service|
When the city of Shenzhen announced plans to build “the best train station in Asia”, it clearly meant business. Predicted to serve more than 44 million passengers annually by 2020, Shenzhen North Station is the new hub of South China’s high-speed train and passenger rail network.
With its space-age façade, the station is an architectural statement reflecting the dynamism of an ambitiously expanding metropolis. But what’s inside is equally exciting: the station accommodates local and long-distance bus links, eleven platforms and 20 train lines, including the Guangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed train.
Our experts analyzed the peak-hour traffic flows and proposed the optimum number of high-capacity elevators to help solve the people flow puzzle of this expansive project.
We strategically located elevators in areas drawing the most vertical traffic as passengers need to get to their destination as conveniently as possible.
The complexity of the engineering between five levels required meticulous coordination from all contactors. We drew up detailed plans, organized regular management training, and communicated closely with the customer and other contractors.
Our service technicians worked extra-long hours to complete the task and we delivered all the equipment on time.
"We had to manage the project under variable conditions, which won us trust and respect. We even received a commendation from the customer," comments KONE Project Manager Shang Rui Lin.