Berlin Potsdamer Platz station

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Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Operations
Category 2
Type Hp long distance
Bf S-Bahn
DS100 code BPOF long distance
BPOP S-Bahn
Station code 5016
Construction and location
Location Berlin
State Berlin
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
52°30′34″N 13°22′33″E / 52.50944°N 13.37583°E / 52.50944; 13.37583Coordinates: 52°30′34″N 13°22′33″E / 52.50944°N 13.37583°E / 52.50944; 13.37583
Potsdamer Platz
10785 Berlin
Route information
List of railway stations in the Berlin area
U-Bahn entrance
S-Bahn Platform
U-Bahn platform

Berlin Potsdamer Platz is a railway station in Berlin. It is completely underground and situated underneath the Potsdamer Platz in central Berlin. Regional and S-Bahn services call at the station.

History[edit]

The first station at Potsdamer Platz was the Potsdamer Bahnhof terminus, which was closed on 27 September 1945 due to war damage. The S-Bahn station, situated in the Nord-Süd-Tunnel, was situated directly under the Berlin Wall and became a ghost station between 1961 and 1989.

The station was extensively remodeled and rebuilt in the 1990s.

U-Bahn[edit]

The station also has the U2 line of the Berlin U-Bahn calling at a subterranean platform. It was built by the great architect A.Grenander in 1902. But after 5 years another platform opened just 180m to the southwest at Leipziger Platz. Until 1923 the station was known also under the name Leipziger Platz. From then the name was Potsdamer Platz.[1]

For a brief time during 1991, the site was served by Kemperplatz station, slightly to the north-west and on the M-Bahn. Following reunification, the M-Bahn was removed to allow U-Bahn U2 to be reinstated.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

  • intercity service (InterConnex) Warnemünde – Rostock – Neustrelitz – Berlin – Leipzig
  • Regional-Express (RE 3) Stralsund – Greifswald – Pasewalk – Angermünde – Berlin – Elsterwerda
  • Regional-Express (RE 3) Schwedt – Angermünde – Berlin – Wünsdorf-Waldstadt
  • Regional-Express (RE 4) Rathenow – Berlin – Ludwigsfelde – Jüterbog
  • Regional-Express (RE 5) Rostock – Neustrelitz – Berlin – Jüterbog – Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Regional-Express (RE 5) Stralsund – Neustrelitz – Berlin – Jüterbog – Falkenberg (Elster)
Service Train Type Route Material Frequency
IRE25 Berlin-GesundbrunnenBerlin Hbf – Potsdamer Platz – Berlin SüdkreuzMagdeburg Hbf
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Warnemünde
InterConnex
Terminus
toward Stralsund or Schwedt
RE 3
toward Elsterwerda
toward Rathenow
RE 4
toward Jüterbog
toward Rostock or Stralsund
RE 5
RE
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 Ruhleben
U2
towards Pankow

Trivia[edit]

The long-distance station is, strictly speaking, not a station but just a stop, as it lacks the points required to be classified as a station under German law.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996

External links[edit]

Media related to Berlin Potsdamer Platz station at Wikimedia Commons