Berlin Warschauer Straße station

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Warschauer Straße
S-Bahn U-Bahn
Bf
Berlin - Bahnhof Warschauer Straße, nach Abriss.jpg
S-Bahnhof Warschauer Straße in 2005
Location Warschauer Straße 34
10243 Berlin
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, Berlin
Germany
Owned by DB Netz
Operated by DB Station&Service
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms (one is currently closed)
Tracks 4
Train operators S-Bahn Berlin
Connections Berlin S3.svg Berlin S5.svg Berlin S7.svg Berlin S9.svg
Berlin U1.svg Berlin U3.svg
Berlin Tram M10.svg Berlin Tram M13.svg
BUS-Logo-BVG.svg 248 347
Other information
Station code 6550
DS100 code BWRS[1]
IBNR 8089045
Category 4[2]
Fare zone Berlin A
Website www.bahnhof.de
Services
Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Spandau
S 3
toward Erkner
toward Westkreuz
S 5
toward Potsdam Hbf
S 7
toward Ahrensfelde
toward Spandau
S 9
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Uhlandstraße
U 1 Terminus
towards Krumme Lanke
U 3 Terminus
Location
Warschauer Straße is located in Berlin
Warschauer Straße
Warschauer Straße
Location within Berlin

Warschauer Straße station is an S-Bahn and U-Bahn station on Warschauer Straße on the northern bank of the river Spree in the Friedrichshain neighborhood of Berlin, Germany. The two train stations as well as the street tram that terminates adjacent to the U-Bahn station together accommodate over 85,000 passengers daily.[3]

S-Bahn station[edit]

Warschauer Brücke and Warschauer Straße station (1930)
S-Bahn Warschauer Straße station (1994)
S-Bahnhof Warschauer Straße (1992)

The Warschauer Straße S-Bahn station is located on the eastern side of Warschauer Bridge. The station's current configuration consists of a temporary footbridge and two platforms, one for trains inbound towards the city center, the other outbound towards Ostkreuz and Lichtenberg. The first station building opened on 11 August 1884 and stood until 1903. The second station building, designed by Karl Cornelius, stood from 1903 until 1924. The third station building, designed by Richard Brademann and constructed in 1924, was heavily damaged due to the destruction of Warschauer Bridge during World War II and required extensive reconstruction and alteration.[4]

The station remained largely unchanged for decades. Warschauer Straße station was reconstructed in 1983, and a new platform opened on 20 December 1986. This was in order to provide greater transport access to the increasingly developed northeast districts of the city, Neu-Hohenschönhausen and Marzahn. Due to a lack of maintenance, the station building developed acute structural defects and was closed in late 2004. Soon after, the station building and platform access were demolished in April 2005 and replaced with a temporary walkway and stairs.

As part of a long term renovation and reconstruction project for S-Bahn Ostkreuz, Warschauer Straße, and Ostbahnhof stations, a new reception building and two new central platforms are being built at S-Bahn Warschauer Straße station. March 2012 saw the removal from service and demolition of platforms B and C. The newly rebuilt platform B returned to operation in May 2013 with only one edge of the platform active. Construction planners initially planned to begin construction of the new entrance hall in the summer of 2013, with an opening in 2016. Construction began in 2016 and has progressed quickly to the point where the concrete and steel of the new building has been completed. On Sunday 2nd July, two of the temporary Imbiss street food huts were torn down, to be followed in time by the remainder, when the temporary foot bridge along the side of the new station building is also removed.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The Oberbaumbrücke, the East Side Gallery as well as the Mercedes-Benz Arena (former O2 World arena) can be reached on foot. Three discothèques are located in the basement vaults of the U-Bahn building: The Matrix Club, since 1996, one of the biggest venues in Berlin with up to nine bars and five dancefloors, the Narva Lounge and the Busche.

Line information[edit]

The station is served by the S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S7, and S9, as well as the subway line U1. Access to tram lines M10 and M13, as well as the city bus is also locally possible.

Coordinates: 52°30′22″N 13°26′56″E / 52.506°N 13.449°E / 52.506; 13.449

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.punkt3.de/index.php?go=lesen&read=2445
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 

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