U3 (Berlin U-Bahn)

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U3
Length 12.1 km (7.5 mi)
Stations served 15
Profile Kleinprofil
Line opened 12 October 1913
U3 designation 12 December 2004
Magdeburger Straße turning plant
0.0 NollendorfplatzBerlin U1.svg Berlin U2.svg Berlin U4.svg
to Berlin U4.svg (ex. BI)
from Berlin U2.svg (ex. A)
0.8 WittenbergplatzBerlin U1.svg Berlin U2.svg
to Berlin U1.svg and Berlin U2.svg (ex. AI and BII)
1.4 Augsburger Straße
1.7 Nürnberger Platz (closed)
1.9 SpichernstraßeBerlin U9.svg
2.7 Hohenzollernplatz
3.5 Fehrbelliner PlatzBerlin U7.svg
4.7 Heidelberger PlatzBerlin S41.svg Berlin S42.svg (Ringbahn)
5.5 Rüdesheimer Platz
6.3 Breitenbachplatz
7.3 Podbielskiallee
8.2 Dahlem-Dorf
9.1 Thielplatz
Former Thielplatz depot branch line
10.0 Oskar-Helene-Heim
11.1 Onkel Toms Hütte
Krumme Lanke depot branch line
12.1 Krumme Lanke
Argentinische Allee sidings

U3 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn created in its current version on 12 December 2004. The routing is the same as the previous U2 until 1993, but it runs from Krumme Lanke to Wittenbergplatz.

The Old U3[edit]

Until 1993 U3 referred to the section of line between Wittenbergplatz and Uhlandstraße. In 1993, this section was renumbered to U15 and became a branch of the U1.

With the change of train numbers in December 2004 some confusion can now arise, as the planned final phase of the U3 line from Theodor-Heuss-Platz via Westkreuz, Adenauerplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Wittenbergplatz, Lutzowplatz, Potsdamer Platz and Leipziger Straße to Alexanderplatz, and from there on to Weißensee, will overlap with the present course of the U3, as the provisional name would be. Hence, the working title for this U3 was changed to"U10" - a name that had become vacant since plans for another U10 had been shelved after the political change and the reactivation of the S-Bahn in West Berlin.