Französische Straße (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Französische Straße
U-Bahn.svg
Ubhf Franz-str.JPG
Platform view of Französische Straße
Location Mitte
Owned by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Train operators Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Connections BUS-Logo-BVG.svg
Other information
Fare zone Berlin A
History
Opened 30 January 1923; 95 years ago (1923-01-30)
Closed 2020; 2 years' time (2020)
Services
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Alt-Tegel
U 6
Location
Französische Straße is located in Berlin
Französische Straße
Französische Straße
Location within Berlin
Entrance to Französische Straße station in the middle of Friedrichstraße

Französische Straße is a Berlin U-Bahn underground station of the U 6 located under the road Friedrichstraße in central Berlin.

This station was built by Grenander/Fehse/Jennen and opened in 1923. In 1945 it closed for a few months; it was permanently closed in 1961. During the Cold War (1961–1990), the station became a ghost station. The station was closed to passenger traffic, and the underground trains of the West Berlin BVG passed the island platform in East Berlin slowly without stopping. In 1990, after the Berlin Wall fell, the station became accessible again. In 1995, the platform had to be lengthened by 25 m so that the long, six-car trains could stop there.[1]

2020 closure[edit]

With the opening of the expanded U 5 line connecting Alexanderplatz with Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Französische Straße station will be closed and replaced by newly built Unter den Linden station directly to the north,[2] allowing transfers between the U6 and U5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)
  2. ^ "FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions". Projektrealisierungs GmbH U5. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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Coordinates: 52°30′53″N 13°23′21″E / 52.51472°N 13.38917°E / 52.51472; 13.38917