Uhlandstraße (Berlin U-Bahn)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Platform view
Station entrance

The underground station Uhlandstraße (German pronunciation: [uːlandʃtras]) is the western terminus of U1 line, which is part of the Berlin U-Bahn network in Germany.

The station opened on October 12, 1913 (build by A.Grenander) as the first section of a projected metro line connecting Wittenbergplatz with Berlin-Halensee railway station which was never built. It is located in southeastern Charlottenburg on the Kurfürstendamm boulevard among a mix of chain and high end shopping facilities. The area is somewhat reminiscent of the period of promoterism (Gründerzeit) and the Wirtschaftswunder days of the 1950s. Quiet, green roads with mostly expensive flats make the area one of the most desirable but unaffordable in Berlin, comparable for instance to the area between Westminster and Kensington in London.

In 1945 the station was shortly closed, in 1957 again for four years because of the new construction of the subway station Kurfürstendamm. From 1970 trains went only to this station (1,2 km length) but from 1993 trains are going to Warschauer Strasse again. [1]

In 2005 a second entrance was opened at the eastern end of the station, at the junction of Kurfürstendamm and Fasanenstraße.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
Terminus U1

Coordinates: 52°30′09″N 13°19′32″E / 52.50250°N 13.32556°E / 52.50250; 13.32556