I already wrote about the Wuppertal Schwebebahn in the past, i.e. here. So I don’t write much about it again.
Today I was in the suspension railway with some guests from France. The familiy of our french guest student is here for a four day visit. Most of the track is following the river Wupper, but from Sonnborn, near the Zoo and the stadium, the track leaves the river an followning the streets to the main depot in Vohwinkel.
It’s always an interesting experience sitting in the wagons and looking through the windows down to the river, the cars and in the apartments beside the track. When here in the region, you should definitely spend an hour for taking the Schwebebahn for a ride. It’s easy and you can’t miss your entry point, ’cause the track goes only from Oberbarmen to Vohwinkel and back. The wagons came every few minutes and at each final terminal you can change the direction to go back. (You can certainly change the direction at any station in between, too, if you want).
The Schwebebahn is part of the public transportation system here. It has a schedule alined to the inhabitant’s need s. So the schedule is tighter duing high business times and less tight in the time between. Also the operation insert additional trains, when necessary.
This time I don’t want to show you only the wagons or the track. Enjoy the speed when ‘flying’ throuch the streets or over the river.