|Other names||Pankow ( only)|
|Location||Pankow, Berlin, Berlin
|Architect||Karl Cornelius and Ernst Schwartz|
|Opened||15 October 1880
: 16 September 2000
|Electrified||8 August 1924|
|Previous names||1880-1883 Pankow
|1909-1914||current building erected|
The station opened on 15 October 1880, south of the former Pankow village. It soon was named Pankow-Schönhausen after the neighbouring Schönhausen Palace. The entrance building was rebuilt in 1911 with the establishment of the suburban railway toward Bernau, which would become the first line of the Berlin S-Bahn on 8 August 1924. The station was renamed Berlin-Pankow in 1954.
These are the railway lines that pass through Pankow station:
- S2 (Bernau - Karow - Pankow - Gesundbrunnen - Friedrichstraße - Südkreuz - Blankenfelde)
- S8 (Birkenwerder - Blankenburg - Pankow - Ostkreuz - Schöneweide - Grünau)
- S9 (Pankow - Ostkreuz - Schöneweide - Berlin Schönefeld Airport)
Since 1930, when the northern terminus of the U2 U-Bahn line was extended to nearby Pankow (Vinetastraße), an extension towards the Berlin Pankow station had been planned, but no work was carried out until 1997. In October 1997, the "underground station Pankow" was renamed to Vinetastraße. The new terminus was opened on 16 September 2000. The next extension(s) possible after the Pankow will be Pankow Kirche, Ossietzkyplatz and Rosenthaler Weg; these plans have all been considered since June 2003.
The possibility of extending the line to Niederschönhausen was first considered in 1957, and was kept on the drawing board when Berlin was divided into East Berlin and West Berlin, in 1961. The city of Berlin had given the green light to build Pankow station only that is connected to the Berlin S-Bahn on 7 November 1987.
|Preceding station||Berlin S-Bahn||Following station|
toward Flughafen Schönefeld
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