Berlin Südkreuz station

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Berlin Südkreuz station (German: Bahnhof Berlin Südkreuz) (in English, literally: Berlin South Cross) is a railway station in the German capital Berlin. The station was originally opened in 1898 and is an interchange station. The Berlin Ringbahn line of the Berlin S-Bahn metro railway is situated on the upper level and connects to the east and west, whilst the Anhalter Bahn and Dresdner Bahn intercity railway routes reach the station on the lower, north-south level. The station was extensively rebuilt between the late 1990s and 2006, and was renamed Berlin Südkreuz on 28 May 2006.

Berlin Südkreuz
VBB Bahn-Regionalverkehr.svg S-Bahn-Logo.svg
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Berlin Südkreuz
General information
LocationGeneral-Pape-Straße, 10829, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
Germany
Coordinates52°28′32″N 13°21′52″E / 52.47556°N 13.36444°E / 52.47556; 13.36444Coordinates: 52°28′32″N 13°21′52″E / 52.47556°N 13.36444°E / 52.47556; 13.36444
Owned byDeutsche Bahn
Operated by
Line(s)
Other information
Station code4859
DS100 code
  • BSKR (S-Bahn, upper)
  • BPAF (long-distance, lower)
  • BSKV (S-Bahn, lower)[1]
IBNR
  • 8011113 (long-distance)
  • 8089073 (S-Bahn)
Category1[2]
Fare zoneVerkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB): Berlin A/5555[3]
History
Opened1898; 124 years ago (1898)
Previous namesBerlin Papestraße (1898-2006)
Key dates
1990s–2006Rebuilt as Südkreuz
Services
Preceding station   DB Fernverkehr   Following station
ICE 15
via Halle (Saale) - Erfurt
towards Frankfurt
ICE 18
via Nürnberg - Erfurt - Halle (Saale) - Berlin
towards Munich
ICE 28
via Nürnberg - Erfurt - Leipzig - Berlin
towards Munich
ICE 29
via Nürnberg - Erfurt - Halle (Saale)
towards Munich
towards Berlin
ICE 91
towards Vienna
towards Warnemünde
IC 17
via Berlin
towards Dresden
EuroCity
toward Budapest
toward Prague
Terminus
towards Stuttgart
IC/EC 32
Preceding station FlixTrain Logo 2020.svg Following station
Berlin Hbf
Terminus
FLX 10 Halle (Saale) Hbf
Berlin Hbf
towards Aachen Hbf
FLX 30 Leipzig Hbf
Terminus
Preceding station Deutsche Bahn AG-Logo.svg DB Regio Nordost Following station
Berlin Potsdamer Platz RE 3 Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost
Berlin Potsdamer Platz RE 5 Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost
Berlin Potsdamer Platz
towards Nauen
RB 10 Terminus
Preceding station ODEG-Logo Neu.svg Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn Following station
Berlin Potsdamer Platz
towards Rathenow
RE 4 Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost
towards Jüterbog
Preceding station Berlin S-Bahn Following station
Yorckstraße
towards Bernau
Berlin S2.svg Priesterweg
towards Blankenfelde
Yorckstraße
towards Hennigsdorf
Berlin S25.svg Priesterweg
towards Teltow Stadt
Yorckstraße Berlin S26.svg
Tempelhof
One-way operation
Berlin S41.svg Schöneberg
Ringbahn (clockwise)
Tempelhof
Ringbahn (counter-clockwise)
Berlin S42.svg Schöneberg
One-way operation
Terminus Berlin S45.svg Tempelhof
Schöneberg
towards Westend
Berlin S46.svg Tempelhof
Location
Berlin Südkreuz is located in Berlin
Berlin Südkreuz
Berlin Südkreuz
Location in Berlin
Berlin Südkreuz is located in Germany
Berlin Südkreuz
Berlin Südkreuz
Location in Germany
Berlin Südkreuz is located in Europe
Berlin Südkreuz
Berlin Südkreuz
Location in Europe

HistoryEdit

 
Construction works in 2005

The station's original name (Berlin Papestraße) originates from the nearby General-Pape-Straße, which is named after the Prussian general Alexander August Wilhelm von Pape. The Ringbahn platform opened as an island platform on 1 December 1901.[4]

The original Papestrasse station building, constructed from 1898-1901 was demolished, although a corner of the building, incorporating a clock tower, has been preserved as part of the new station.[5]

Becoming SüdkreuzEdit

The station played a vital part in Deutsche Bahn's new concept for long-distance services in Berlin; it was deemed necessary to have a long-distance station in southern Berlin for the new north-south axis, so it was decided to rebuild Papestraße and rename the station to Südkreuz, giving the station a more intuitive name like the Ostkreuz (East Cross) and Westkreuz (West Cross) stations on the Berlin Stadtbahn. Construction, however, was severely delayed due to unexpected difficulties and NIMBY complaints of residents living near the long-disused north-south lines. Instead of opening in 2000 as scheduled, the station only opened on 28 May 2006, together with the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Main Station) in the center of Berlin. It is now used as a terminal station for ICE trains to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, and sees a number of north-south services heading to and from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, plus EuroCity services to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia via Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

Facial recognition trialEdit

During 2017 Germany's Ministry of the Interior announced a pilot project to employ facial recognition technology at Berlin Südkreuz station. The six-month trial will overlay facial recognition software over the station's existing video surveillance system and will track a database of volunteers. The project is being jointly undertaken by the Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Police, the Federal Criminal Police Office and Deutsche Bahn. Announcing the pilot, the ministry said the technology would be able to detect people in need of help, as well as suspicious behaviour, and report it automatically.[6]

Train servicesEdit

The station is served by the following service(s):[7]

Long distanceEdit

Line Route Interval
ICE 11 (Hamburg –) Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz Leipzig – Erfurt – Frankfurt – Stuttgart – Munich Every 2 hours
ICE 15 (Binz – Stralsund –) Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz Halle – Erfurt – Frankfurt Every 2 hours
ICE 18 Hamburg – Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz Halle – Erfurt – Nuremberg – Ingolstadt/Augsburg – Munich Every 2 hours
ICE 28 Hamburg – or (Stralsund/Rostock –) Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz Leipzig – Erfurt – Nuremberg – Ingolstadt/Augsburg – Munich Every 2 hours
ICE 29 (Rostock –) Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz Halle – Erfurt – Nuremberg – Munich 5 train pairs
ICE 91 (Rostock –) Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz – Halle – Erfurt – Nürnberg – RegensburgPassauLinzVienna One train pair
EC 27 (Kiel 1 or Westerland 1 –) Hamburg – Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz Dresden – Prague (– Budapest) Every 2 hours

1 pair of trains each of Kiel and Westerland

IC 28 (Binz –) Stralsund – Pasewalk – Berlin – Berlin Südkreuz 2 train pairs
IC 32 (Berlin Südkreuz Hannover –) Dortmund – Essen – Duisburg – Cologne – Koblenz – Mainz – Mannheim – Stuttgart (– Nürtingen – Reutlingen – Tübingen) or (– Ulm – Augsburg – Munich) Individual services
IC 32 Berlin Südkreuz Wolfsburg – Hannover – Dortmund – Duisburg – Düsseldorf – Aachen (– Düren – Cologne) One train pair on Fri/Sun
FLX 10 Berlin Hbf – Berlin Südkreuz – Halle (Saale) – Erfurt – Gotha – Eisenach – Fulda – Frankfurt South – Darmstadt – Weinheim – Heidelberg – Stuttgart 1-2 train pairs
FLX 30 Leipzig – Berlin Südkreuz – Berlin Hbf – Berlin-Spandau – Hannover – Bielefeld – Dortmund – Essen – Duisburg – Düsseldorf – Cologne – Aachen 1-2 train pairs

RegionalEdit

Line Route Interval (min)
RE 3 Lutherstadt Wittenberg Jüterbog – Berlin Südkreuz Eberswalde – Angermünde – Schwedt (Oder) 120
Falkenberg/Elster – Prenzlau – Greifswald – Stralsund 120
RE 4 (Jüterbog –) Ludwigsfelde – Berlin Südkreuz Berlin-Spandau – Dallgow-Döberitz – Wustermark – Rathenow (– Stendal) 060
RE 5 Elsterwerda – Wünsdorf-Waldstadt – Berlin Südkreuz Oranienburg – Neustrelitz – Güstrow – Rostock 120
Neubrandenburg – Stralsund 120
RB 10 Berlin Südkreuz Berlin Potsdamer Platz Berlin Jungfernheide Berlin-Spandau – Falkensee – Nauen 060

S-BahnEdit

  • Berlin S-Bahn services   Bernau - Karow - Pankow - Gesundbrunnen - Friedrichstraße - Potsdamer Platz - Südkreuz - Blankenfelde
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   Hennigsdorf - Tegel - Gesundbrunnen - Friedrichstraße - Potsdamer Platz - Südkreuz - Lichterfelde - Teltow
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   Waidmannslust - Wittenau - Gesundbrunnen - Friedrichstraße - Potsdamer Platz - Südkreuz - Lichterfelde - Teltow
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   (Ring Clockwise) Südkreuz - Innsbrucker Platz - Westkreuz - Westend - Jungfernheide - Gesundbrunnen - Ostkreuz - Treptower Park - Hermannstraße - Südkreuz
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   (Ring Anti-clockwise) Südkreuz - Hermannstraße - Treptower Park - Ostkreuz - Gesundbrunnen - Jungfernheide - Westend - Westkreuz - Innsbrucker Platz - Südkreuz
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   Südkreuz - Neukölln - Schöneweide - Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (T1-T2)
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   Westend - Westkreuz - Innsbrucker Platz - Südkreuz - Neukölln - Schöneweide - Grünau - Königs Wusterhausen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2022" [Station price list 2022] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Kuhlmann, B. Bahnknoten Berlin - Die Entwicklung des Berliner Eisenbahnnetzes seit 1838. Berlin, Verlag GVE, 2006.
  5. ^ Preuss, E. Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Stuttgart, Transpress, 2006.
  6. ^ Facial recognition technology to be trialled at Berlin railway station
  7. ^ Timetables for Berlin Südkreuz station (in German)

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