Berlin Brandenburger Tor station

Berlin Brandenburger Tor (in German Bahnhof Berlin Brandenburger Tor) – formerly Berlin Unter den Linden (1936-2009) – is an underground railway station in the central Mitte district of Berlin, Germany, located on the Unter den Linden boulevard near Hotel Adlon, Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. It is served by the Berlin S-Bahn and U-Bahn, as well as local bus lines.

Berlin Brandenburger Tor
Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden

Bahnhof Berlin Brandenburger Tor
S-Bahn-Logo.svg
U-Bahn.svg
Hp
Hp Berlin Brandenburger Tor (S-Bahn) 1.jpg
Seats and sign with the station's current name (Brandenburger Tor) on the station's S-Bahn platforms.
The station's old name (Unter den Linden) can be seen on the station's wall.
General information
LocationMitte, Berlin
Germany
Platforms4
S-bahn: 2 (1 island platform)
U-bahn: 2 (1 island platform)
Tracks4
Other information
Station code6340
DS100 codeBUDL
Category4
Fare zoneVBB: Berlin A/5555[1]
History
Opened27 July 1936 (First opening)
2 December 1946 (Second opening)
1 September 1990 (Third opening)
Closed21 April 1945 (First closing)
13 August 1961 (Second closing)
Services
Preceding station Berlin S-Bahn Following station
Friedrichstraße
towards Oranienburg
Berlin S1.svg Potsdamer Platz
towards Wannsee
Friedrichstraße
towards Bernau
Berlin S2.svg Potsdamer Platz
towards Blankenfelde
Friedrichstraße
towards Hennigsdorf
Berlin S25.svg Potsdamer Platz
towards Teltow Stadt
Friedrichstraße Berlin S26.svg
Preceding station Berlin U-Bahn Following station
Bundestag
towards Berlin Hbf
Berlin U5.svg Unter den Linden
towards Hönow
Location
Berlin Brandenburger Tor Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden is located in Berlin
Berlin Brandenburger Tor Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden
Berlin Brandenburger Tor
Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden
Location within Berlin
Berlin Brandenburger Tor Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden is located in Germany
Berlin Brandenburger Tor Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden
Berlin Brandenburger Tor
Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden
Location within Germany
Berlin Brandenburger Tor Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden is located in Europe
Berlin Brandenburger Tor Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden
Berlin Brandenburger Tor
Formerly known as Berlin Unter den Linden
Location within Europe

OverviewEdit

 
Historical station sign of 1936

The station opened on 27 July 1936 in the course of the building of the Nord-Süd Bahn tunnel. Train service discontinued on 21 April 1945 and could not be resumed until 2 December 1946 as the tunnel was flooded. The station was again closed with the construction of the Berlin Wall on 13 August 1961 and for decades became one of Berlin's ghost stations, as while both terminals of the Nord-Süd railway line were located in West Berlin, the station itself was located in the East. Unter den Linden later reopened on 1 September 1990, following the German reunification.

On completion of the new U55 line of the Berlin U-Bahn from Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the U-bahn station started operations as its temporary southern terminus and as an interchange with the Nord Süd S-Bahn lines. Both the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn station were renamed Brandenburger Tor in 2009 to distinguish them from Unter den Linden U-Bahn station at the junction of Unter den Linden with the Friedrichstraße.[2] The U5 line through the station to the east opened on 4 December 2020.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Der VBB-Tarif: Aufteilung des Verbundgebietes in Tarifwaben und Tarifbereiche" (PDF). Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam. Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg. 1 January 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  2. ^ PDF Map of Brandenburger Tor station (BVG official website)

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Coordinates: 52°30′59″N 13°22′51″E / 52.51639°N 13.38083°E / 52.51639; 13.38083