The World’s Oldest Monorail- hanging rail

Schwebebahn Wuppertal Suspension Railway | The World’s Oldest MonorailThe Wuppertal Suspension Railway or Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany, It is also known as "Electric Elevated Railway". The suspension railway became a symbol and landmark of the German city Wuppertal. Hanging rail included with public transport feet of the city and is a double-track monorail suspension system on the platforms on which the "suspended" cabins for passengers. Wuppertal suspension is one of the oldest monorail still in working today, and this is the worlds first and the only suspended monorail in the world. This hanging rail was originally proposed in 1824, the cars was pulled by horse teams on the ground, while a prototype was built, but in 1898 the idea of a suspended monorail was dusted off, this time to powered by electricity. The construction of this project was began in 1901 and it was completed in 1903, at the cost of 16 million Gold-marks. Emperor Wilhelm II took the inaugural ride.It was the only opportunity for the development of urban transport. And now days, it is the easiest and fastest way to get around the city with 82,0000 passenger a day. The route has 20 stations and a length is 13.3 kilometers, 10 kilometers of railway pass over the Wupper river at a height of about 12 meters, the remaining 3.3 kilometers above the streets of the city at a height of about 8 meters. Maximum train speed is 60 km/h. Even after over a 100 years, it is still the easiest and fastest way to get around the city. First Image by Flickr user Dede90



Published by


a happy go lucky person by nature,committed to serve others and remove their sufferings through all possible help. POSTS IN MY BLOG ARE MY OWN OPINION, COLLECTIONS OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. MY ONLY AIM IS TO SHARE GOOD THINGS WITH OTHERS WHICH MAY BE USEFUL TO OTHERS AND NOT TO HURT ANY ONE'S FEELINGS. If you like my blog, like me,follow me, share with others, reblog If you have some suggestions post comments your suggestions and comments are eagerly awaited

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s