Augsburger Straße (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Platform of the station

Augsburger Straße is a Berlin U-Bahn station on the U 3 line. It is located in Charlottenburg under Nürnberger Straße where Augsburger Straße crosses it. Station and street are named after the city of Augsburg.

Augsburger Straße station was built in 1960/61 and opened on May 8, 1961, after the replacement of the Nürnberger Platz station by the new Spichernstraße interchange with the U9 line left too great a distance between stations for centre-city service. It is 491 m north of the Spichernstraße station and 615 m south of Wittenbergplatz.[1]

The station has 2 side platforms with exits at each end and a passenger tunnel under the tracks. The walls are tiled in dark orange or "red-brown".[2] As at Spichernstraße, there is a drop ceiling which causes a powerful draught.[1] There are only stairs at the exits, thus this station is inaccessible to the handicapped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Augsburger Straße, Berliner-Untergrundbahn.de (in German)
  2. ^ Ernst Heinrich, F. Mielke, Klaus Konrad Weber, Berlin und seine Bauten, volume 10, part 2, p. 166 (in German)

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Krumme Lanke
U 3
  Arrangement before closure of Nürnberger Platz  
towards Krumme Lanke
U 3

Coordinates: 52°30′02″N 13°20′12″E / 52.50056°N 13.33667°E / 52.50056; 13.33667