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Schwebebahn 3.0 / Concept for the Schwebebahn

Schwebebahn 3.0
Schwebebahn 3.0

The unique suspension railway “Schwebebahn”, a masterpiece of engineering from the end of the 19th century and a landmark of the city of Wuppertal, needs new trains by 2013. In cooperation with the operating company (WSW) and in close collaboration with Wuppertal’s citizens, a user-centred concept for the new trains was developed. Within the tight constraints of the historic system, a multi-functional and forward-looking concept was created that solves the problems of the current generation of the "Schwebebahn" and is ready for the future.

University

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Wolf, Prof. Gert Trauernicht

Design

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

Dirk Hessenbruch, Philipp Goeder, Renke Thye, Andrea Schöllgen