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DESCRIPTION
Wuppertal suspended monorail (Schwebebahn) opened in 1901 (Kluse-Zoo; Zoo-Vohwinkel) and it was extended in 1903 (Kluse-Oberbarmen); Schwebebahn is the oldest monorail of this type still working. Its fully elevated track is sustained by more than 470 steel portals; Schwebebahn mostly runs above River Wupper, except for the western terminal section from Sonnborner Strasse to Vohwinkel which runs 8 meters above the urban streets.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
01-03-1901Kluse-ZooSchwebebahn
24-05-1901Zoo-VohwinkelSchwebebahn
27-06-1903Kluse-OberbarmenSchwebebahn
1999accident occurred after repair works; with 3 people died and 40 injured--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
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Single line stops
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Single line avg. distance (km)
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Total track length (km)
13.3
Total network stops
20
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.7
Type
steel wheels (suspended monorail cars)
Current/Voltage
600 V DC from third rail
Type of guide/gauge
elevated steel truss
Vehicles builder
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Model
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Operator
WSW MOBIL
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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