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The unique hanging monorail in the city of Wuppertal was opened in 1901 and runs above the Wupper river. Some old stations have been carefully restored and contrast in a nice way with rebuilt, architecturally interesting stations of the 1990's.

Photo: Landgericht station from 1903.

Rhine-Ruhr area is an agglomeration of about 30 cities in western Germany with some 20 metro-tram lines and 9 S-Bahn lines [jochen-schoenfisch.de].

Photo: The combined metro-tram and bus station Neue Mitte built in 1996 in the city of Oberhausen, a building obviously influenced by deconstructivist architecture

Photo: Lohring station from 2006 in the city of Bochum with a unique platform made of frosted glass, illuminated from below.



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