Moving moving-stairs – An advanced combined transport

We recently replaced four escalators at the SBB station at Geneva Airport. Under tight conditions, the old escalators got moved down to the platform using Montylift-16 and chain hoists, loaded onto rail wagons with two Montylift-16 and brought out of the station by train. The new escalators were delivered to the station in the same way, unloaded onto the platform and installed again.

Extensive and impressive planning (thank you Christian F.) was required. The project had to deal with heavy constrains due to regular railway operations. Delivering our Montylifts and other auxiliary material by train also caused some extra efforts. After several night shifts, the project was successfully completed under the strict safety regulations by the SBB.

In addition to the cargo trains and the two Montylift-16, we also had trucks, mobile cranes, assembly wagons in use. Definitely an advanced combined transport!

About Geneva Airport

Genève Aéroport was opened in 1920 and is one of the oldest airports on the old continent. The second largest airport in Switzerland belongs to the Canton of Geneva and has been an autonomous public institution since 1994. It employs more than 1,100 people and is the flagship of a business location with around 200 other companies. In total, almost 11,000 people work the airport. In 2019, more than 17.9 million passengers used Genève Aéroport. Today, around 57 airlines connect Geneva and its region with more than 149 destinations.

Special tools

  • 2x Montylift-16t
  • Truck-mounted loading crane
  • Crane jacks and chain hoists
  • Height safety system

Team

Daniel, Roland, Christian, Etienne

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