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Wuppertal

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Date of opening1 Mar 1901
Network length13.3 km (8.27 mi)
Stations20
Lines1        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line20.00
Avg. station distance700 m (0.44 mi)
Avg. line length13.30 km (8.27 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
System typeMonorail, known as Schwebebahn
Daily ridership
Fare collectionHonour system
TrackRight
Power supplyOverhead rail, 600 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
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Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 1 star (bronze)  Rhine-Ruhr

The unique suspended monorail in the city of Wuppertal runs above the Wupper river and was opened in 1901. Some historic stations have been carefully restored and contrast in a nice way with rebuilt, architecturally interesting stations from the 1990's.

Photo: Landgericht station from 1903.




Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Explore the unique suspended monorail line from 1901 end-to-end with its mix of historic and modern stations.




Other Rail Transport in Wuppertal

S-Bahn (suburban metro)





Metro City Hopping

Wuppertal is part of the Rhine-Ruhr cluster of metro/subway cities with the following urban rail connections:

  Bochum    Tram line 302 (tram)    Gelsenkirchen      7 km
  Cologne    Line 16 or 18 (LRT)    Bonn      24 km
  Cologne    Lines S6 or S11 (commuter metro)    Duesseldorf      34 km
  Dortmund    Line S1 (commuter metro)    Bochum      18 km
  Duesseldorf    Line U79 (LRT)    Duisburg      23 km
  Duesseldorf    Line S8 (commuter metro)    Wuppertal      28 km
  Duisburg    Tram line 901 (tram)    Muelheim      8 km
  Essen    Line U11 or tram 107 (LRT)    Gelsenkirchen      10 km
  Essen    Line U18 (metro)    Muelheim      9 km





Departure Procedure and Sounds



Suspended monorail departing from Ohligsmuehle station.

Duration: 0:13 

More videos...




Photos

  Wuppertal photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

schwebebahn.de Official website




Generic Links for Wuppertal Schwebebahn

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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