Upside-down train glides through German city

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The city of Wuppertal, Germany, is home to one of the world’s most unusual transport systems - an upside-down “flying” train line.

Unique carriages hang upside-down from the tracks and travel over the streets and river of the city thanks to a monorail system that first came into operation over a century ago in 1901.

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn, as it’s called, is 13.3km long and is a regular means of getting from A to B in the city, carrying around 82,000 people daily.

The characteristic railway system is one of only six functional suspended railway systems in the world.

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