Stadtmitte (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Ruhleben-bound train at U2 platform, Stadtmitte U-Bahn station
Platform of the U2
Platform of the U6

Stadtmitte (City Centre) is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U2 and the U6 in the Mitte district.

The U2 platform opened on 1 October 1908 with the new U-Bahn section from Potsdamer Platz to Spittelmarkt. The station beneath the crossing of Friedrichstraße and Mohrenstraße was designed by Alfred Grenander and initially called Friedrichstraße.[1] The second platform of the present-day U6 line was finished on 30 January 1923, but was built about 160 m (520 ft) southwards at the corner of Friedrichstraße and Leipziger Straße, the main east-west thoroughfare of the Friedrichstadt quarter. The platforms are connected by a pedestrian underpass colloquially called the Mäusetunnel ("mice tunnel"). The station received its current name in 1936.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Ruhleben
U2
towards Pankow
towards Alt-Tegel
U6

Coordinates: 52°30′44″N 13°23′22″E / 52.51222°N 13.38944°E / 52.51222; 13.38944