Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The train which run from under the tracks - Hanging Train, Germany

Germany is a country in western Europe with a beautiful landscape, forests, rivers, mountains and Sea beaches. Other than attractive destinations this European country also has a rail service in which the trains hang on the track. This oldest rail service was started in 1901, which run in Wuppertal region of Germany as a public transport service and about 82 thousand people use this train daily to travel.

"Wuppertal Suspension Railway - Wuppertal" (CC BY 2.0) by Photo YourSpace
This Wuppertal hanging train in western central of Wuppertal city, is one of the most oldest railway system in Germany. It's work completed in 1900, and since 1901, it has been continuously operating in the Wuppertal city. This Hanging train of Germany was recorded it's first ever serious accident in 1999, this hanging train was fell down into the Wupper river. In this accident Five people were killed and around 50 were injured. Apart from this, in the year 2008 and 2013, hanging trains were recorded some of minor accidents, but no one had died in those accidents. This suspension train travels along a 13.3 Kilometres route and most of the track runs above the Wupper river at a 12 meters hight. This train has total 20 stations and it runs from the power of electricity.

"Wuppertal Suspension Railway - Wuppertal" (CC BY 2.0) by Photo YourSpace
The reason for creating these hanging trains is that, the city of Wuppertal reached the top of its industrial development by the end of the 19th century. The Roads was there, but they were only used for luggage and for pedestrians. But, It was very difficult to run a train on the ground because of very less space.

Due to mountainous terrain of the area, the underground railways also could not be possible to run here too. In these case, some German engineers decided to run a hanging train. Since then, it became a very important way of public transport in the region. The well designed Kaiserwagen coach provide a very unique experience to the passengers with facilities like soft seats, decorative windows, lamps and a great designed first and second class compartments. The train service attendants also offer beverage service to make your ride very enjoyable.

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