Bundestag (Berlin U-Bahn)

Bundestag is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U55 line. The name of this station was changed in April 2006 from Reichstag to Bundestag after deputations from the Bundestag which sits in the Reichstag building.

Bundestag
U-Bahn.svg
Ubf
U55 Bundestag 2009-08-10 3.jpg
LocationMitte
Berlin
Germany
Coordinates52°31′12.05″N 13°22′22.82″E / 52.5200139°N 13.3730056°E / 52.5200139; 13.3730056Coordinates: 52°31′12.05″N 13°22′22.82″E / 52.5200139°N 13.3730056°E / 52.5200139; 13.3730056
Operated byBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Line(s)Berlin U55.svg
Platforms2
(1 platform is not in use)
Tracks2
(1 track is not in use)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Fare zoneVBB: Berlin A/5555[1]
History
Opened8 August 2009 (2009-08-08)
Services
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
Terminus
U55
Terminus
  Future service  
Terminus
U5
towards Hönow
Location
Bundestag is located in Berlin
Bundestag
Bundestag
Location within Berlin

HistoryEdit

 
Spectators seated for an opera performance on 16 November 2008. At that time the station was not served by any line.

Even though construction was completed in 1994,[2] it took over a decade until the subway line U55 went into service in August 2009.[3] In the intervening period, the partially completed station with its high ceiling and unusual architecture served as a location for cultural events like performances of the opera The Magic Flute and saw use as a film set for the Resident Evil film series,[4] for Æon Flux and for Equilibrium.[5]

As of 2013, only the eastern face of the island platform is open where the shuttle service stops in both directions. When the full U5 line completed west of Alexanderplatz the western platform face will serve trains towards Alexanderplatz and the present eastern platform face will serve trains towards Hauptbahnhof.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Der VBB-Tarif: Aufteilung des Verbundgebietes in Tarifwaben und Tarifbereiche" (PDF). Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam. Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  2. ^ Berlins U-Bahnstrecken – Die Kanzler-U-Bahn Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine (german)
  3. ^ Große Premiere für kleine „Kanzler-U-Bahn“ (german)
  4. ^ Beschreibung der Dreharbeiten zu Resident Evil (2002) Archived March 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, outnow.ch (german)
  5. ^ Equilibrium (film).

External linksEdit

  Media related to U-Bahnhof Bundestag (Berlin) at Wikimedia Commons