Is there a suspension railway in Wuppertal Germany?
The Wuppertal Suspension Railway (German: Wuppertaler Schwebebahn) is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany.
What was the forerunner of the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn?
The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn had a forerunner: in 1824, Henry Robinson Palmer of Britain presented a railway system which differed from all previous constructions. It was a low single-rail suspension railway on which the carriages were drawn by horses.
How tall is the Schwebebahn in Wuppertal, Germany?
The Schwebebahn runs along a route of 13.3 kilometres (8.3 mi), at a height of about 12 metres (39 ft) above the River Wupper between Oberbarmen and Sonnborner Straße (10 kilometres or 6.2 miles) and about 8 metres (26 ft) above the valley road between Sonnborner Straße and Vohwinkel (3.3 kilometres or 2.1 miles).
When did the Wuppertal Schwebebahn accident take place?
The Wuppertal Schwebebahn accident ( German: Schwebebahnunfall) took place on 12 April 1999 on a stretch of track near Robert-Daum-Platz station. In this accident involving car number 4 from the WSW GTW 72 series, five persons lost their lives while 47 were injured, some of them seriously.
Is there a Schweben in Wuppertal, Germany?
Schweben in Wuppertal – finally! I travelled to Wuppertal last year to experience the Schwebebahn (or Anlage einer elektrischen Hochbahn (Schwebebahn) System Eugen Langen, if you like), but its suspension (sic) was poorly advertised. Anyway, it was all made up for this year.
Where does the replacement transport stop at doppersberg?
The replacement transport stops at immediate proximity to the stations. At central station (Doppersberg) all buses stop at the Bundesallee (B7). The busstop towards Oberbarmen is located in front of the business school (Handelsschule) below the Intercity-Hotel.