Berlin-Halensee station

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Berlin-Halensee
Operations
Category 4
Type Bf
DS100 code BHAL
Station code 0542
Construction and location
Location Berlin
State Berlin
Country Germany
Local authority Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Kurfürstendamm
10711 Berlin
List of railway stations in the Berlin area

Halensee is a station in the Halensee (former Wilmersdorf) district of Berlin. It is served by the S-Bahn lines S41, S42 and S46.[1]

Position[edit]

It is located at the prosaic western end of the Kurfürstendamm, one of Berlin's most famous and important boulevards and near the lake Halensee, after which the small locality of the city and the station take their names. The station is also served by four bus lines, two of which run continuously and one of which is an express service, as well as one line at night.

History[edit]

A first station named Grunewald south of the present platform opened on November 15, 1877 at the western Ringbahn railway line. It was shifted toward the Kurfürstendamm a few years later and reopened on October 15, 1884 as Halensee, including a Neo-Romanesque entrance building, while the present Berlin-Grunewald railway station received its name. Third rail S-Bahn service commenced on November 6, 1928. The entrance hall was heavily damaged by air raids in World War II and finally demolished in 1958.

Just north of the station, there is a single-track curve connecting to the Stadtbahn at Charlottenburg , which is not officially part of any line. However, the curve sees a handful of passenger services per day and there is thus an infrequent service between the Ringbahn and the Stadtbahn.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Station information from the S-Bahn Berlin GmbH
  2. ^ [2] Timetable information from the S-Bahn Berlin GmbH
Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
One-way operation
S41
toward Ringbahn (clockwise)
One-way operation
S42
toward Ringbahn (counter-clockwise)
toward Westend
S46

Coordinates: 52°29′46″N 13°17′26″E / 52.49611°N 13.29056°E / 52.49611; 13.29056