|Location||Märkische Allee, Ahrensfelde, Berlin
|Owned by||DB Netz|
|Operated by||DB Station&Service|
|Platforms||1 island platform
1 side platform
|Train operators||Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn
|Fare zone||Berlin B|
|Opened||1 May 1898|
|Passengers||< 50,000 (2006)|
Ahrensfelde station is a station serving regional and S-Bahn services in the Berlin borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. It is located on the border of Berlin just outside the municipality of Ahrensfelde, which is in the state of Brandenburg. The station has three platform edges, one side platform for the S-Bahn and a central platform for Regionalbahn and S-Bahn services.
This station is located within parts of Ahrensfelde. It was located within parts of the Falkenberg, but this was within the Greater Berlin Act in 1920, went into Weißensee. In 1979, the boundary was moved with the new formation of the city of Marzahn, and while in 2001 finally went to Marzahn in the district Marzahn-Hellersdorf.
The station is operationally composed of two independent stations. The station Ahrensfelde (hereinafter referred to as remote station) is used for regional trains, the station Ahrensfelde (S-Bahn) (hereinafter S-Bahn station) is the east adjacent station of the Berlin S-Bahn. The depots are located at the Wriezener Bahn, which includes three local routes according to the list of local permissible speeds (VzG). These are the VzG routes 6072 (Berlin-Lichtenberg - Ahrensfelde) and 6528 (Ahrensfelde - Wriezen) on the mainline and the VzG route 6011 (Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Ost - Ahrensfelde S-Bahn) on the S-Bahn. In the directory of stations, the station is run as BAHR for the long-distance railway section and BAF for the S-Bahn section. The station has three platform edges, a side platform for the S-Bahn (track 161) and a common central platform for regional and S-Bahn (tracks 161 and 24).
The long-distance station is limited by the entrance signals 61 (km 12,647) from Berlin-Lichtenberg and 90 (km 13,990) from the direction of Wriezen. The station has five main tracks, of which track 26 is the main thoroughfare. All main tracks are equipped with extension signals in both directions. Track 24, where the platform is located, is again divided by the intermediate signals 75 and 76 before turnout 14. Two additional side tracks (tracks 29 and 30) are no longer available. The S-Bahn station is limited by the entry signals 1039 (regular track, km 13,561) and 1037 (counter track, km 13,482). The continuous main tracks to the platforms are the tracks 161 and 162, at them are the exit signals 1042 and 1044. A trapezoidal a change between the two tracks is possible. The siding 23 is located in the extension direction west of the main tracks. About the points connection 13-14 vehicles between the two stations can be implemented.
The reception building from the opening year 1898 is located on a side branch of the Ahrensfelder Chaussee west of the tracks. The ensemble of reception building and various outbuildings from the time is a listed building. The 1982 reception building is located north of the S-Bahn tracks. In the northern section, there is a railroad crossing, in which the Ahrensfelder Chaussee crosses the mainline line.
The operation and monitoring of the signaling equipment is carried out by the Ahr interlocking. The construction, which was put into operation around 1982, is a GS II 64b relay interlocking. It replaced an older mechanical interlocking from the opening period.
The station was opened simultaneously with the Wriezen Railway on 1 May 1898, but over the years was never in the municipality of Ahrensfelde. Initially the station premises were in the Gutsbezirk (a rural district owned and controlled by a landlord) of Falkenberg, which under the Greater Berlin Act became part of the district of Weissensee. In 1979, it became part of the new borough of Marzahn and, in 2001, Marzahn was absorbed into Marzahn-Hellersdorf.
In the time of the Third Reich, it was proposed that the S-Bahn station be extended on the line to Werneuchen. This was prevented by the outbreak of the Second World War. The only part of the plan to be implemented was the inclusion of the station in the suburban fare zone in 1938.
During the Second World War, the route was spared for a long time from the fighting. The rail traffic could probably be maintained until mid-April 1945. When retreating German troops from Wriezen the superstructure was destroyed on several sections, including between the motorway bridge at Blumberg and Ahrensfelde, by rail wolf. The first trains between Berlin-Lichtenberg, Ahrensfelde and Werneuchen drove from 25 November 1945.
With the construction of the new development areas in the district of Marzahn formed in 1979, starting from the S-Bahn station Friedrichsfelde Ost, the S-Bahn was gradually extended to Ahrensfelde. The trains on the Wriezener (long-distance) railway were simultaneously withdrawn. From May 30, 1982, the S-Bahn ended in Ahrensfelde. The station was extensively expanded in advance. For the rapid-transit railway traffic developed a Seitenbahnsteig and a common center platform for the courses to Werneuchen and Wriezen. The old mechanical interlocking gave way to a track plan interlocking with relay technology. At the head of the side platform a new reception building was built. The original plans were to build the building in steel skeleton construction and wall framework. The facades were to be decorated with glass blocks. The location of the building was considered a possible extension of the S-Bahn to the breakpoint Ahrensfelde North. On the southern platforms a pedestrian bridge was built in 1987 as a second access.
With the summer timetable in 1992, the Deutsche Reichsbahn introduced the hourly rate between Ahrensfelde and Werneuchen. Six pairs of trains crossed Werneuchen every two hours to Wriezen. In order to increase the utilization of the Wriezener Bahn, the Reichsbahn and from 1994 the Deutsche Bahn extended the offer further. Since May 1993, a part ended, since May 1994, all trains back in Berlin-Lichtenberg. In the opposite direction there were now direct connections via Wriezen to Bad Freienwalde (Oder) and Angermünde. With the summer timetable of May 1997, the Deutsche Bahn interrupted the direct connections to Wriezen. Since May 1998, the section from Tiefensee to Wriezen has been interrupted.
Regional trains, originally starting at Lichtenberg, were cut back to start at Ahrensfelde with the commissioning of the S-Bahn to Ahrensfelde on 30 December 1982. Since 1993, the regional trains have continued to Lichtenberg.
In addition to Regionalbahn service RB 25 of the Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn, the station is served by line S 7 of the Berlin S-Bahn and several bus lines operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe and other regional bus companies.
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