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Germans to supply HS2 lifts and escalators

18 Jan HS2 Ltd has awarded TK Elevator a framework contract to deliver approximately 300 lifts and escalators for the four railway stations being built as part of the new London-Birmingham line.

CGI of lifts and escalators Old Oak Common station in west London
CGI of lifts and escalators Old Oak Common station in west London

Birmingham Curzon Street, Interchange, Old Oak Common and the new HS2 platforms at London Euston will, between them, need more than 160 lifts and 130 escalators.

The final contract value is expected to be somewhere between £207m and £316m depending on the number of lifts and escalators eventually needed. Designs are still being worked on.

The longest HS2 escalators will be at Old Oak Common, in west London, which will take passengers 13.5 metres up from the subsurface platforms to concourse level. This is the station where HS2 meets Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) services to Heathrow and central London. It will have more than 50 lifts and escalators.

TK Elevator, formerly ThyssenKrupp Elevator, is the fourth largest elevator maker in the world, behind Otis, Schindler and Kone. It was sold to private equity investors for €17.2bn in 2020. It has around 400 employees in the UK.

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