Berlin Jungfernheide station
|Location||Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin
Berlin Jungfernheide is a railway station located at Charlottenburg-Nord, in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, served by the S-Bahn lines S41 and S42, the U-Bahn line U7 and Regional-Express trains of the Deutsche Bahn. Its name literally translates into "maidens' heathland"; it was named after the Jungfernheide, a former large forest in the proximity of this station.
The S-Bahn station Jungfernheide was opened in 1894, around 20 years after the tracks were first laid on that stretch. It originally had a single island platform, served by trains of the Berlin Ringbahn. This was supplemented in 1908 by a second platform for suburban trains and then later by a third, built specifically for the new Siemensbahn, which was funded by the company Siemens to serve their plant some distance west of the station.
Following the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, however, services were disrupted and the station was reduced to having two platforms. The station fell into complete disuse after 1980, when passenger numbers fell to unsustainable levels. This situation was intensified by the building of the U-Bahn line U7, which was essentially a parallel service to the S-Bahn to Spandau.
Following the fall of the Wall, many disused S-Bahn lines were brought back into use. This included the Ringbahn but none of the other routes through Jungfernheide, which therefore reopened with only one platform on 15 April 1997, at which time only the line from the south was in use. It was not until 2002 that the Ringbahn was operated again in its entirety and Jungfernheide enjoyed a status as an important interchange between S-Bahn and U-Bahn, owing to its being served by direct trains from the majority of Berlin's central districts.
The U-Bahn station was opened on 1 October 1980 (designed by R.G.Rümmler) the extension of the U7 from Richard-Wagner-Platz to Rohrdamm. It features two platforms, intended for an interchange toward the Berlin-Tegel Airport that has never been built. The next station is Mierendorffplatz.
The U-Bahn platforms for U5 is currently used for firefighting exercises, and will no longer be usable for any future line.
Deutsche Bahn station
The part of the station for regional trains was opened on 28 May 2006 along with the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof, which also included a major reorganisation of the train services in and around Berlin. The station is served around half-hourly for most of the day by the Regional-Express line RE4, which runs between Rathenow and Jüterbog, and the RegionalBahn service RB10, from Nauen to Berlin Hbf.
The station is serves by the following service(s):
- Regional services Rathenow - Wustermark - Berlin - Ludwigsfelde - Jüterbog
- Local services Nauen – Falkensee – Berlin
- S-Bahn services S41 (Ring Clockwise) Jungfernheide - Gesundbrunnen - Ostkreuz - Treptower Park - Hermannstraße - Südkreuz - Innsbrucker Platz - Westkreuz - Westend - Jungfernheide
- S-Bahn services S42 (Ring Anti-clockwise) Jungfernheide - Westend - Westkreuz - Innsbrucker Platz - Südkreuz - Hermannstraße - Treptower Park - Ostkreuz - Gesundbrunnen - Jungfernheide
- U-Bahn services U7 Spandau - Jungfernheide - Charlottenburg - Fehrberlliner Platz - Yorckstraße - Mehringdamm - Neukölln - Rudow
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toward Berlin Hbf
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toward Ringbahn (clockwise)
toward Ringbahn (counter-clockwise)
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towards Rathaus Spandau
- J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996, p131
- Timetables for Berlin Jungfernheide station (German)
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