Berlin Westhafen station

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Berlin Westhafen
S-Bahn U-Bahn
Hp
Bf-b-westhafen.jpg
Westhafen S-Bahn station
Other namesWesthafen (U-Bahn.svg only)
LocationAn der Putlitzbrücke Moabit
Moabit, Mitte, Berlin
Germany
Line(s)
Construction
ArchitectU-Bahn.svg: Bruno Grimmek
Other information
Station code7760
DS100 codeBWF
Category4
Fare zoneBerlin A
History
OpenedRingbahn: 1 October 1898; 120 years ago (1898-10-01)
U-Bahn.svg: 28 August 1961; 57 years ago (1961-08-28)
S-Bahn-Logo.svg reopened: 19 December 1999; 18 years ago (1999-12-19)
ClosedS-Bahn-Logo.svg strike: 18 September 1980, officially 28 September 1980; 38 years ago (1980-09-28)
Electrified1 February 1929; 89 years ago (1929-02-01)
Previous names1898-1992 Putlitzstraße
Location
Berlin Westhafen is located in Berlin
Berlin Westhafen
Berlin Westhafen
Location within Berlin

Berlin Westhafen is a station in the Moabit district of Berlin. It is served by the S-Bahn lines S 41 and S 42 and the U-Bahn line U 9.

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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
One-way operation
S 41
toward Ringbahn (clockwise)
One-way operation
S 42
toward Ringbahn (counter-clockwise)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
U 9

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