Richard-Wagner-Platz (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Richard-Wagner-Platz
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Platform view of Richard-Wagner-Platz
Location Richard-Wagner-Platz, Berlin
Coordinates Coordinates: 52°31′01″N 13°18′24″E / 52.51694°N 13.30667°E / 52.51694; 13.30667
Owned by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Train operators Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Connections BUS-Logo-BVG.svg M45 N7
Other information
Fare zone Berlin A
History
Opened 14 May 1906; 112 years ago (1906-05-14)
Services
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
U 7
towards Rudow
Location
Richard-Wagner-Platz is located in Berlin
Richard-Wagner-Platz
Richard-Wagner-Platz
Location within Berlin
U-Bahn entrance near Charlottenburg town hall

Richard-Wagner-Platz is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 7 in the Charlottenburg district.

History[edit]

The original station opened on 14 May 1906 under the name Wilhelmplatz, together with Deutsche Oper the first of several U-Bahn stations designed by Alfred Grenander.[1] At the time it was the western terminus of the first Berlin U-Bahn line (Stammstrecke) after the line's extension from Knie (today Ernst-Reuter-Platz) to the Charlottenburg town hall. However, further extensions in 1908 branched off at Deutsche Oper straight westwards to Reichskanzlerplatz (today Theodor-Heuss-Platz) and the affluent Westend area, so the track to Wilhelmplatz remained a stub. In 1935 the station was renamed after the composer Richard Wagner. It was directly hit on the track area - on Battle of Berlin.

A short-distance train from Deutsche Oper served the station until it was finally closed and demolished in 1970. The new Richard-Wagner-Platz station opened on 28 April 1978 with the extension of the U7 line from Fehrbelliner Platz. It features several Byzantine style mosaics of medieval historic figures, the decoration from a former hotel near Potsdamer Platz that had been demolished in 1975. As the old tunnel has been preserved there is still a direct connection to the U 2 at Deutsche Oper, used solely for maintenance purposes. The next station is Bismarckstraße (change here for U2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996

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