Entrance to the S-Bahn station
|Other names||Wedding ( only)|
|Location||Wedding, Mitte, Berlin
|Opened||Ringbahn: 1 May 1872
: 8 March 1923
reopened: 15 June 2002
|Closed||strike: 18 September 1980, officially 28 September 1980|
|Electrified||1 February 1929|
Wedding S-Bahn station first opened on 1 May 1872. It is part of the Berlin Ringbahn, a circular line traversing many of the central districts of the city. The service, however, was disrupted in 1961 by the building of the Berlin Wall and Wedding S-Bahn station went out of use in 1980 after passenger numbers on the route fell to unsustainable levels.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, many disused S-Bahn routes were gradually reinstated. The section of line between the stations Westhafen and Gesundbrunnen, with Wedding as the only intermediate station, was the last of these to be reopened. This occurred on 16 June 2002, a date which was nicknamed Wedding-Day, a pun based on the clash of meanings of the word 'wedding' in English and German.
Wedding U-Bahn station first opened on 8 March 1923 along with the rest of the newly built line between the stations Stettiner Bahnhof (now Naturkundemuseum) and Seestraße. It was opened bearing the name Bahnhof Wedding (Wedding station), reflecting the fact that there existed interchange with the adjoining station served by long-distance trains. It was given its current name in 1972 as the station no longer existed, and has greatly increased in significance since 2002 when the interchange with the S-Bahn was reinstated.
In addition to its rail links, the station is also served by two bus lines during the day (one of which runs continuously) and two at night. The nearby Nettelbeckplatz was once a major hub for tram lines, but these were removed in 1958.
- J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996
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toward Ringbahn (clockwise)
toward Ringbahn (counter-clockwise)
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