ESCALATOR MODERNIZATION ORDER FOR THYSSENKRUPP IN FRANCE
thyssenkrupp won a contract to modernize 53 escalators on Line 2 of the Lille Metro in northern France, the "successful result of a longstanding customer relationship and a meticulously prepared offer," according to thyssenkrupp Head of Media Relations Dr. Jasmin Fischer. Public transport operator Transpole awarded the up-to-six-year contract to modernize the approximately 30-year-old units on Christmas Eve 2018. The contract builds on an existing relationship with Transpole, which, in spring 2018 extended a 350-unit maintenance agreement with thyssenkrupp for the Lille Metro. Fischer observed thyssenkrupp's relationship with the customer reaches back to 2010, when thyssenkrupp took over the Lille section of the system from CNIM.