Berlin Brandenburger Tor station

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Berlin Brandenburger Tor
(Berlin Unter den Linden)

Seats and sign with the new name Brandenburger Tor on the platform of the station of the S-Bahn note the old name on the wall
Operations
Category 4
Type Hp
DS100 code BUDL
Station code 6340
Construction and location
Location Berlin
State Berlin
Country Germany
Local authority Mitte
List of railway stations in the Berlin area

Berlin Brandenburger Tor (in German Bahnhof Berlin Brandenburger Tor) – formerly Berlin Unter den Linden – is an underground railway station in the central Mitte district of Berlin, Germany, located on the Unter den Linden boulevard near Hotel Adlon, Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. It is served by the Berlin S-Bahn and U-Bahn, and local bus lines.

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Historical station sign of 1936

The station opened on July 27, 1936 in the course of the building of the Nord-Süd Bahn tunnel. Train service discontinued on April 21, 1945 and could not be resumed until December 2, 1946 as the tunnel was flooded. The station was again closed with the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 and for decades became one of Berlin's ghost stations, as both termini of the Nord-Süd railway line were located in West Berlin, the station itself however in the East. Unter den Linden reopened on September 1, 1990.

On completion of the new U55 line of the Berlin U-Bahn from Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the station started serving as its temporary southern terminus and as an interchange with the Nord Süd S-Bahn lines. Both the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn station have been renamed Brandenburger Tor in 2009 to distinguish them from a further planned U-Bahn station at the junction of Unter den Linden with the Friedrichstraße.[1]

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Media related to Berlin Unter den Linden station (Brandenburger Tor) at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Wannsee
S1
toward Oranienburg
toward Blankenfelde
S2
toward Bernau
toward Teltow Stadt
S25
toward Hennigsdorf
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Hauptbahnhof
U55 Terminus

Coordinates: 52°30′59″N 13°22′51″E / 52.51639°N 13.38083°E / 52.51639; 13.38083