Wuppertal Suspension Railway is an effective means of transportation. Not only is it the cheaper way for passengers to travel, it also avoids interference from other means of transportation. With the fast-growing population of cities around the globe, a suspension railway provides a perfect commuting experience.
The concept was developed as a solution for major transportation problems in Wuttertal, Germany. Mind you, this mode of transportation has been thought out since way back 1901 and has been in operation for many centuries now.
Sadly, the brilliant solution has been underrated by many. Maybe because they have not seen, or even heard, of this inverted and suspended train.
The project was initiated by German engineer Eugen Langen in 1984. Since its conception, it has transported an estimated number of 25 million commuters yearly and has attracted tourists who want to experience a ride in a suspended train.
The suspension railway makes it through twenty stations, covering a distance of 13.3 km with an average speed of 60 km/h. The long 24-meter wagons can accommodate 130 people each.
The thrity-minute ride gives you an incredible view 8–12 meters above the ground and the Wupper River.
The train stations have witnessed and survived two world wars. Since then, the suspension railways have inspired construction of a similar kind of railway in different places around the world.