Berlin Westhafen station

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Berlin Westhafen
S-Bahn U-Bahn
Hp
Bf-b-westhafen.jpg
Westhafen S-Bahn station
Other names Westhafen (U-Bahn.svg only)
Location An der Putlitzbrücke Moabit
Moabit, Mitte, Berlin
Germany
Line(s)
Construction
Architect U-Bahn.svg: Bruno Grimmek
Other information
Station code 7760
DS100 code BWF
Category 4
History
Opened Ringbahn: 1 October 1898; 118 years ago (1898-10-01)
U-Bahn.svg: 28 August 1961; 55 years ago (1961-08-28)
S-Bahn-Logo.svg reopened: 19 December 1999; 17 years ago (1999-12-19)
Closed S-Bahn-Logo.svg strike: 18 September 1980, officially 28 September 1980; 36 years ago (1980-09-28)
Electrified 1 February 1929; 88 years ago (1929-02-01)
Previous names 1898-1992 Putlitzstraße

Berlin Westhafen is a station in the Moabit district of Berlin. It is served by the S-Bahn lines S41 and S42 and the U-Bahn line U9.

Overview[edit]

Westhafen U-Bahn station

The S-Bahn station was opened in 1898 under the name Putlitzstraße, which is the street on which the station lies. Despite sustaining damage during the Second World War, the station remained in service. The U-Bahn station was opened on 28 August 1961, soon after the building of the Berlin Wall and also with the name Putlitzstraße, although no direct interchange with the S-Bahn station existed. In 1980 the S-Bahn station lost its service owing to cessation of services on the Western part of the Ringbahn (circle line).

After the Wall fell, S-Bahn services were gradually reinstated. In 1992, the U-Bahn station was renamed Westhafen after a nearby port and on its reopening on 19 December 1999, the S-Bahn station also assumed this name. Once one of the least-frequented U-Bahn stations on the network, the whole complex has now won a significance as an interchange between S-Bahn and U-Bahn. In the year 2000, the station was redesigned by artists Françoise Schein and Barbara Reiter: they installed the 1948 text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, juxtaposed with quotes of Heinrich Heine in German and French language.

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Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
One-way operation
S41
toward Ringbahn (clockwise)
One-way operation
S42
toward Ringbahn (counter-clockwise)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
U9

Coordinates: 52°32′10″N 13°20′38″E / 52.536°N 13.344°E / 52.536; 13.344