Berlin Albrechtshof station

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Berlin Albrechtshof
Operations
Category 5
Type Hp
DS100 code BAS
Construction and location
Opened 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
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 "Hamburger Bahn" Berlin-Hamburg, 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).[1] 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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Official train service maps on www.vbbonline.de (see the PDF map "Bahn-Regionalverkehr Berlin und Brandenburg")

External links[edit]

Media related to Berlin Albrechtshof railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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