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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 the19th 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-centered concept for the new trains was developed. Based on insights from user-centered research with users such as blind people, mothers with babies and elderly people, as well as a self-experiment with an “age-suit,” a forward-looking interior concept was developed that meets these special requirements and fulfills the needs of an aging society.

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