Potsdam Griebnitzsee railway station

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Potsdam Griebnitzsee
Station building
Operations
Category 5
Type Bf
Construction and location
Location Potsdam
State Brandenburg
Country Germany
Local authority Babelsberg
List of railway stations in Brandenburg

Potsdam Griebnitzsee is a railway station in the western outskirts of Berlin, the capital city of Germany. The station is located in the east of the Babelsberg suburb of the city of Potsdam in the state of Brandenburg, and about 600 metres (2,000 ft) outside the Berlin city boundary. It takes its name from the adjacent Griebnitzsee lake.

Overview[edit]

Potsdam Griebnitzsee is served by the Berlin S-Bahn line S7. It also serves as the terminus for hourly regional trains of Deutsche Bahn on service RB21 to Wustermark via Potsdam Hauptbahnhof.[citation needed]

The S-Bahn services utilise an island platform on the north side of the station, whilst RB21 terminates in a single platform on the south side of the station. All other trains pass through the station on a pair of centre tracks without platforms. The station building lies to the north of the station, and is connected to both platforms by a subway.

During the Cold War, Potsdam Griebnitzsee was a border crossing for train passengers between East Germany and West Berlin.

External links[edit]

Media related to Potsdam Griebnitzsee station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Potsdam Hbf
S7
toward Ahrensfelde

Coordinates: 52°23′42″N 13°07′43″E / 52.3949°N 13.1285°E / 52.3949; 13.1285