Wuppertal Schwebebahn

The city of Wuppertal, Germany is home to the oldest, and perhaps most spectacular, monorail system in the world.1 The Wuppertal Schwebebahn is a suspended railway system that carries 72,000 passengers a day above the Wupper River through downtown Wuppertal, and then over city streets directly above passenger and vehicular traffic. The route is 13.3 kilometres (8.3 miles) in length and takes about 30 minutes to travel from one end to the other. Patrons can experience the entire length of the route by entering at the eastern terminal of Oberbarmen. During the journey, the train can reach top…

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