Berlin-Charlottenburg station

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Bahnhof B-Charlottenburg 07-2017.jpg
Station building in 2017
Location Stuttgarter Platz 36
10627 Berlin
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin
Owned by DB Netz
Operated by DB Station&Service
Other information
Station code 0537
DS100 code BCHB
IBNR 10403
Category 3
Preceding station   DB Regio Nordost   Following station
RE 1
toward Dessau Hbf
RE 7
toward Nauen
RB 14
toward Wustermark
RB 21
RB 22
Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Spandau
toward Erkner
toward Potsdam Hbf
toward Ahrensfelde
toward Spandau

Berlin-Charlottenburg is a railway station in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. The station is located on the Stadtbahn line, served by the S3, S5, and S7 lines of the Berlin S-Bahn, as well as by Regional-Express and Regionalbahn trains operated by Deutsche Bahn. The U-Bahn station Wilmersdorfer Straße (U7) can be reached via short footpath.


Charlottenburg Station on Stuttgarter Platz, 1907 postcard

The station was opened on 7 February 1882 as the western endpoint of the Stadtbahn line in the then independent town of Charlottenburg. From here the Berlin-Blankenheim railway ran southwestwards, a section of the Kanonenbahn rail route to Metz in Alsace-Lorraine.

The old station hall was damaged in World War II and only provisionally repaired afterwards. During the Cold War era parts of the track installations were reserved for the deployment of British Forces in Berlin. The station was the Berlin terminus for the British Military Train ("The Berliner") which carried allied military and diplomatic passengers across the GDR to Braunschweig in West Germany.[1]


When nearby Wilmersdorfer Straße was converted into a pedestrian zone, a new railway underpass was built at the site of the old station hall, which was then completely demolished and rebuilt, with the replacement opening on 6 July 1971. After the East German Deutsche Reichsbahn state railway passed the West Berlin S-Bahn network to the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) public transport company, Charlottenburg Station in the early morning of 9 January 1984 was the starting point of the first BVG operated train.

In 2003 the distance to the U-Bahn station Wilmersdorfer Straße was shortened by shifting the two S-Bahn platforms about 200 m (660 ft) further to the east and the opening of a new eastern entrance near the corner of the shopping street. In recent years the tracks have been equipped with noise barriers and the 1970s entrance building has been thermally refurbished.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:[2]

  • Regional services RE 1 Magdeburg – Brandenburg – Potsdam – Berlin – Fürstenwalde – Frankfurt (Oder) (– Cottbus)
  • Regional services RE 7 Dessau – Bad Belzig – Michendorf – Berlin – Berlin-Schönefeld Airport – Wünsdorf-Waldstadt
  • Local services RB 14 Nauen – Falkensee – Berlin – Berlin-Schönefeld Airport
  • Local services RB 21 Wustermark – Golm – Potsdam – Berlin
  • Local services RB 22 Königs Wusterhausen – Berlin-Schönefeld Airport – Saarmund – Golm – Potsdam – Berlin
  • Berlin S-Bahn services Berlin S3.svg Spandau - Westkreuz – Hauptbahnhof – Alexanderplatz – Ostbahnhof – Karlshorst – Köpenick – Erkner
  • Berlin S-Bahn services Berlin S5.svg Westkreuz - Hauptbahnhof - Alexanderplatz - Ostbahnhof - Lichtenberg - Strausberg Nord
  • Berlin S-Bahn services Berlin S7.svg Potsdam - Wannsee - Westkreuz - Hauptbahnhof - Alexanderplatz - Ostbahnhof - Lichtenberg - Ahrensfelde
  • Berlin S-Bahn services Berlin S9.svg Spandau - Westkreuz - Hauptbahnhof - Alexanderplatz - Ostbahnhof - Schöneweide - Flughafen Schönefeld


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Coordinates: 52°30′17″N 13°18′12″E / 52.50472°N 13.30333°E / 52.50472; 13.30333