Berlin Albrechtshof station

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Berlin Albrechtshof
Operations
Category 5 [1]
Type Hp
DS100 code BAS [2]
Station code 45 [1]
Construction and location
Opened 1 April 1943
Location Staaken
State Berlin
Country Germany
Local authority Spandau
52°32′58″N 13°07′42″E / 52.54944°N 13.12833°E / 52.54944; 13.12833
Route information
List of railway stations in the Berlin area

Berlin Albrechtshof is a railway station located in Staaken, a locality in the Spandau district of Berlin. It is, also with Berlin Staaken, the only Berliner DB station not served by the S-Bahn.

Overview[edit]

The station is situated on the Berlin–Hamburg railway, between the stations of Berlin Spandau and Seegefeld.

The station is equipped by two outer platforms for passenger service, served only by the local trains RB10 (in 2014: Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Jungfernheide - Nauen) and RB14 (Senftenberg-Nauen).[3] The regional express trains do not call here.

On December 5, 1961 Albrechtshof station was the scene of the successful escape of a Reichsbahn steam-engine driver, who managed to overcome the barriers erected in August that year. As a consequence of the escape of 25 GDR citizens to West-Berlin, 20 metres of track were removed to prevent another breakthrough.

The event was basis for a 1963 film, The Breakthrough.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2015" [Station price list 2015] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ Source: Official train service maps on www.vbbonline.de (see the PDF map "Bahn-Regionalverkehr Berlin und Brandenburg")
  4. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Berlin Albrechtshof station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°32′58″N 13°07′42″E / 52.54944°N 13.12833°E / 52.54944; 13.12833