Berlin Bellevue station

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Bellevue
S-Bahn-Logo.svg
Hp
S-Bahnhof Berlin Bellevue, platform.jpg
Platform
Location Mitte, Berlin
Germany
Coordinates 52°31′12″N 13°20′52″E / 52.52000°N 13.34778°E / 52.52000; 13.34778Coordinates: 52°31′12″N 13°20′52″E / 52.52000°N 13.34778°E / 52.52000; 13.34778
Line(s) Berlin Stadtbahn
Platforms 2
Construction
Architect Johann Eduard Jacobsthal
Other information
Station code 0475
DS100 code BBEV
Category 4
History
Opened 7 February 1882; 135 years ago (1882-02-07)
Services
Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Spandau
S3
toward Erkner
toward Westkreuz
S5
toward Potsdam Hbf
S7
toward Ahrensfelde
toward Spandau
S9

Bellevue is a railway station on the Berlin Stadtbahn in the Hansaviertel district of Berlin, Germany. It is located on the elevated Stadtbahn line and served by Berlin S-Bahn trains. The station is named after nearby Bellevue Palace, the residence of the President of Germany.

Location[edit]

View from Spree river

The station is located about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Berlin Hauptbahnhof, close to the Spree river and the southern rim of the Moabit quarter. Beside Bellevue Place, the Victory Column and Tiergarten Park can be reached in the vicinity. The adjacent Modernist residential area was largely rebuilt as part of the 1957 Interbau exhibition.

History[edit]

Work on the station started in 1875 and it was opened together with most other Stadtbahn stations on 7 February 1882. Today, it is one of the two Stadtbahn stations still partly in its original state (the other being Hackescher Markt). After the introduction of the S-Bahn rapid transit system, the platform was rebuilt and extended between 1928 and 1932. It was damaged by the Bombing of Berlin in World War II and patched up until 1957.

The station has been a listed building since 1987, when it was again faithfully restored for the 750th anniversary of Berlin. After German reunification, the entire Stadtbahn viaduct was extensively restored. On 11 November 1996, Bellevue station was reopened after its modernisation was completed.[1]

Station layout[edit]

View from platform to the East, 1990
Tracks Line Destination
3 S3 for Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Ostbahnhof, Erkner
S5 for Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Ostbahnhof, Strausberg Nord
S7 for Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Ostbahnhof, Ahrensfelde
4 S3 for Zoologischer Garten, Charlottenburg, Westkreuz
S5 for Zoologischer Garten, Westkreuz, Spandau
S7 for Zoologischer Garten, Westkreuz, Potsdam Hauptbahnhof

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heritage listing of S-Bahnhof Bellevue" (in German). Senate of Berlin. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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