If you are tired of the traffic jam, try Wuppertal Suspension Railway
It’s the world's oldest railway of its kind, topping out at 117 years young, and is still in normal use
- July 01, 2018 14:00
- Olya Georgieva
The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, or Suspension Train in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, is an electric elevated railway that hangs high above the city centre. It’s the world's oldest railway of its kind, topping out at 117 years young, and is still in normal use. The Wuppertal Suspension Railway nowadays carries approximately 80 000 passengers per weekday through the city.
More than 1.5 billion passengers have travelled through Wuppertal on it in the course of its 117-year history. The ride with this high-rise train offers scenic views of the river Wupper and local life. With a top speed of 60 kph (about 37 mph), the airy ride from terminus to terminus takes almost 35 minutes. On the 13.3-kilometre-long (about 8,3 miles) route there are 20 stations altogether.
Source: The Local
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