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The suspension railway – the town’s emblem

For more than 100 years the suspension railway has travelled through Wuppertal suspended from a steel frame - a technical masterpiece and an emblem of the town. Its route covers 13.3 km, stopping at 20 stations and transporting 80,000 passengers a day. Although the railway is generally very reliable, it has had its share of interesting problems. In 1950, Tuffi the elephant, who was meant to advertise a circus performance, leapt from the moving train into the Wupper river. Fortunately the elephant was only slightly injured.