In July, Hitachi Elevator won the bid for the first phase of Shaoxing Metro Line 2, providing 9 elevators and 45 escalators for the project.
The first phase of Shaoxing Urban Rail Transit Line 2, with a total length of 10.8 kilometers, starts from Yuexi Road Station in the west and reaches Yuexing Road Station in the east, stretching across Jinghu New District and the original Paojiang District. In addition, it has a total investment of 10.131 billion yuan. This time, Hitachi Elevator will provide elevator and escalator products and services for part of Line 2 from Yuexi Road Station to Paozhong Road Station.
Against the backdrop of developing “new infrastructures” at home, urban rail transit construction is gaining pace. Hitachi Elevator is taking advantage of AI, cloud computing, IoT, and other technologies to empower existing rail transit systems in combination with the needs of “new infrastructures”.
By using camera equipment to capture the changing trends in passenger behaviors on escalators, potential risks hidden in the escalators can be found out, so that once cases in which passengers crowd, fall or are stranded appear, Hitachi Elevator flow analysis system will be linked to the escalator control system, activating the escalator safety operation mode. At the same time, the system will convey the risk information to the control center inside the metro station and then notice the station to take measures such as evacuation, shutdown, and so on. In doing so, the visual management of the escalators can be realized.
Meanwhile, Hitachi Elevator provides intelligent pre-diagnosis technology for escalators which can carry out comprehensive intelligent diagnoses for the operation state, Internet communications, and abnormal risk in 24 hours without stop. Besides, by fully considering the characteristics of large passenger flow and long operation time of urban rail transit escalators, this technology adpots “intelligent+” refined services to ensure the safety of escalators, all to promote the digital intelligent development of the rail transit.
Hitachi Elevator has rich products and service experience in serving China’s rail transit, which can provide different solutions for various scenarios of urban rail transit. Up to now, Hitachi Elevator has provided more than 10,000 elevator and escalator products and services for rail transit projects in 24 cities across China, boasting over 24 years of stable operation performance in China’s metro projects.