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Encyclopedia > Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Berlin Hbf
Station building as seen from the Spree river
Station building as seen from the river Spree
Location
State Berlin
Place Berlin
Local authority Mitte
Europaplatz 1
10559 Berlin
Operations
DS100 code BH
Station code 1071
Type Bf
Category 1
History
Key dates Opened 26 May 2006
Deutsche Bahn - Stations in Germany

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof , or Berlin Central Station, is the main railway station in Berlin, Germany. It began full operation two days after a ceremonial opening on 26 May 2006. It is now Europe's largest two-level railway station. It is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, and until it opened as a main line station, it was a stop on the Berlin S-Bahn suburban railway temporarily named Berlin Hauptbahnhof–Lehrter Bahnhof. The station is operated by DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, and is classified as a Category 1 station, one of 20 in Germany and three in Berlin, the others being Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Ostbahnhof. The station concourse contains shops and eating facilities Looking west from a mainline platform, facing the two S-bahn platforms The station has been known by several names over its 160-year history Berlin Ostbahnhof (translates from German as Berlin East Station) is a mainline railway station in Berlin, Germany. ... Image File history File links Berlin_Hauptbahnhof. ... Image File history File links Berlin_Hauptbahnhof. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Two rail welds in continuous welded rail in Wisconsin. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... DB Station&Service is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, responsible for managing over 5,000 stations on the German railway network. ... Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... About 5,400 Railway stations in Germany that are operated by the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Station & Service are assigned into six categories, denoting the service level available at the station. ... Berlin Südkreuz is a railway station in the German capital Berlin. ... The station concourse contains shops and eating facilities Looking west from a mainline platform, facing the two S-bahn platforms The station has been known by several names over its 160-year history Berlin Ostbahnhof (translates from German as Berlin East Station) is a mainline railway station in Berlin, Germany. ...

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Lehrter Bahnhof (Lehrte Station) opened in 1871 as the terminus of the railway linking Berlin with Lehrte, near Hanover, which later became Germany's most important east-west main line. In 1882, with the completion of the Stadtbahn (City Railway, Berlin's four-track central elevated railway line, which carries both local and main line services), just north of the station, a smaller interchange station called Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was opened to provide connections with the new line. This station later became part of the Berlin S-Bahn. In 1884, after the closure of nearby Hamburger Bahnhof (Hamburg Station), Lehrter Bahnhof became the terminus for trains to and from Hamburg. Lehrte is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... , Hanover(i) (German: , IPA: ), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... The Berlin Stadtbahn (city railway) is a major railway thoroughfare in the German capital Berlin. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ...


Following heavy damage during World War II, limited services to the main station were resumed, but then suspended in 1951. In 1957, with the railways to West Berlin under the control of East Germany, Lehrter Bahnhof was demolished, but Lehrter Stadtbahnhof continued as a stop on the S-Bahn. In 1987, it was extensively renovated to commemorate Berlin's 750th anniversary. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Capital East Berlin Language(s) German Government Socialist republic Head of State  - 1949 – 1960 Wilhelm Pieck  - 1960 – 1973 Walter Ulbricht  - 1973 – 1976 Willi Stoph  - 1976 – 1989 Erich Honecker  - 1989 Egon Krenz  - 1989 - 1990 Manfred Gerlach Head of Government  - 1949 – 1964 Otto Grotewohl  - 1964 – 1973 Willi Stoph...

Arrival area
Arrival area

After German reunification it was decided to improve Berlin's railway network by constructing a new north-south main line, to supplement the east-west Stadtbahn. Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was considered to be the logical location for a new central station. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 821 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Berlin Hauptbahnhof Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 821 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Berlin Hauptbahnhof Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... German reunification (German: ) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in English commonly called West Germany). The start of this reunification process is commonly referred to...


Lehrter Bahnhof history

Between 1868 and 1871, a 239 kilometre railway was built between Hanover and Berlin via Lehrte by the Magdeburg Halberstädter railway company. Lehrter Bahnhof was constructed as the Berlin terminus. It was adjacent to Hamburger Bahnhof, just outside what was then Berlin's boundary at the Humbolthafen port on the river Spree. Its architects were Alfred Lent, Bertold Scholz, and Gottlieb Henri Lapierre. This article is about the river in Germany. ...

Lehrter Bahnhof in 1879, showing the train shed
Lehrter Bahnhof in 1879, showing the train shed

In contrast to earlier railway stations, built with brick facades, and in keeping with then-current trends, Lehrter Bahnhof was designed in the French Neo-Renaissance style. Its originally planned stone facade was replaced with glazed tiles to save money. With its magnificent architecture, the station was known as a "palace among stations." ImageMetadata File history File links Train_station_Berlin_Lehrter_Bahnhof_3. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Train_station_Berlin_Lehrter_Bahnhof_3. ... Château de Ferrières 1855 Mentmore Towers English Neo-Renaissance of the 1850s. ...


The train shed had a length of 188 metres and width of 38 metres. Its roof was a long barrel vault with steel supports. As was common for the period, the station was divided into an arrival side on the west, and a departure side on the east. Originally there were five tracks, four of which ended at the side and the central platform; the fifth track had no platform and served as a turnaround for the locomotives. At the turn of the century this track was removed to accommodate the widening of the central platform. Barrel vault In architecture, a barrel vault is an extrusion of a single curve (or pair of curves, in the case of a pointed barrel vault) along a given distance. ...


Although the front of the building was ornate and had a grand entrance, most passengers entered and left via the east side, where horse-drawn carriages were able to stop.


In 1882 the metropolitan railway, predecessor of the S-Bahn, began service along two of the Stadtbahn tracks; long-distance traffic commenced in 1884 along the other two. With the expansion of Lehrter Bahnhof, it was able to take over the functions of Hamburger Bahnhof. A 300 m connector line was built; on October 14, 1884, traffic towards Hamburg, northeast Germany, and Scandinavia was diverted to Lehrter Bahnhof, and Hamburger Bahnhof closed. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1886, the Berlin-Lehrte railway, and with it Lehrter Bahnhof, was nationalized and subsequently came under the control of the Prussian State Railways.


Even in its early years, the line was known as one of the country's fastest: in 1872, express trains could attain a speed of 90 km/h. December 19, 1932 marked the maiden voyage of the famous diesel-powered Fliegender Hamburger (Flying Hamburger), which whisked passengers to Hamburg at 160 km/h. is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... will be translated in these minutes. ...


In the Second World War the station was severely damaged. After the war, the shell was repaired to the point where it could be used temporarily. However, the postwar division of Germany spelled the end for most of West Berlin's mainline stations. On 28 August 1951, the final train departed from Lehrter Bahnhof, headed for the Wustermark and Nauen. On 9 July 1957 demolition began, and on 22 April 1958 the main entrance was blown up. The biggest challenge in the demolition of the station was to preserve the viaducts of the Stadtbahn, which ran directly overhead. Work was completed in the summer of 1959. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Following Germanys defeat in World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Germany was split for about 40 years, representing the focus of the two global blocs in the east and west. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wustermark is a town in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, Germany. ... Nauen is a German town west of Berlin. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lehrter Stadtbahnhof

Upper level with the east-west running tracks.
Upper level with the east-west running tracks.

On 15 May 1882, Lehrter Stadtbahnhof opened, situated on the Stadtbahn viaduct at the northern end of Lehrter Bahnhof concourse. This four-track station on the Stadtbahn was used mainly by suburban trains. The main purpose of the Stadtbahn was to connect central areas of Berlin with the Lehrter Bahnhof, the Schlesischer Bahnhof (Silesia Station) termini with nearby Charlottenburg, then still a separate city. It was also providing an East-West railway connection across the centre of Berlin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4085x1294, 2156 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Berlin Hauptbahnhof ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4085x1294, 2156 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Berlin Hauptbahnhof ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Torontos Bloor Street Viaduct bridges the Don valley; road traffic uses the upper deck, rail traffic uses the lower deck. ... Silesia (English pronunciation [], Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Ślůnsk) is a historical region in central Europe, located along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes, Carpathian (Silesian Beskids) mountain range. ... Location of Charlottenburg in Berlin Charlottenburg palace Charlottenburg is an area of Berlin within the borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ...


Because of steadily increasing traffic to Lehrter Stadtbahnhof and its location on a bridge crossing the north end of Lehrter Bahnhof, elaborate changes were made to the track structure in 1912 and again in 1929.


On 1 December 1930, the newly electrified suburban trains were given the designation S-Bahn, making the Lehrter Stadtbahnhof an S-Bahnhof. The Stadtbahnhof survived the war intact, but came to lose its pre-war significance due to the division of Berlin; with Lehrter Bahnhof closed, the Stadtbahnhof served only a relatively underpopulated area near the border with East Berlin. It was the final stop in West Berlin; the next station, Berlin Friedrichstraße, was in the Soviet zone, although it served as a stop on both the West Berlin S- and U-Bahn systems; these parts of the station were sealed off and inaccessible to East Berliners. The S-Bahn, like the mainlines leading to West Berlin, was run by the East German railway, the Deutsche Reichsbahn. The 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall further isolated the station, and led to a boycott of the S-Bahn in West Berlin that lasted until the 1980s, when operation of the West Berlin S-Bahn lines was transferred to the West Berlin transit authority, the BVG. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... S-Bahn refers to suburban metro railways in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ... East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Friedrichstraße - view to north The Friedrichstraße (pronounced in IPA) (Frederick Street) is a major shopping street in (east) central Berlin. ... East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Capital East Berlin Language(s) German Government Socialist republic Head of State  - 1949 – 1960 Wilhelm Pieck  - 1960 – 1973 Walter Ulbricht  - 1973 – 1976 Willi Stoph  - 1976 – 1989 Erich Honecker  - 1989 Egon Krenz  - 1989 - 1990 Manfred Gerlach Head of Government  - 1949 – 1964 Otto Grotewohl  - 1964 – 1973 Willi Stoph... For the 1920-1945 company of the same name, see Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft. ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, November 20, 1961. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (German: Berlin Transporation Company), often abbreviated the BVG, manages the Berlin U-Bahn, the Berlin Straßenbahn, and the Berlin bus network, as well as several ferry lines. ...


Berlin’s 750-year anniversary celebration in 1987 saw the station, now under West Berlin control, renovated at a cost of about DM 10 million. Because it had largely been preserved in its original condition, it became a listed building. This article is about the capital of Germany. ... ISO 4217 Code DEM User(s) Germany, Montenegro, Kosovo ERM Since 13 March 1979 Fixed rate since 31 December 1998 Replaced by €, non cash 1 January 1999 Replaced by €, cash 1 January 2002 € = 1. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


However, in 2002, Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was demolished to make way for the new central station, despite its listed status. The argument was that Bellevue and Hackescher Markt stations were architecturally similar. Hackescher Markt, in former East Berlin, had been restored in 1994-1996, after German reunification. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... German reunification (German: ) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in English commonly called West Germany). The start of this reunification process is commonly referred to...


Hauptbahnhof – Lehrter Bahnhof

Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, city planners began work on a transport plan for reunified Berlin. One element of this became the "Pilzkonzept" (mushroom concept), in which a new north-south railway line intersecting the Stadtbahn was to be constructed. The name derived from the shape formed by the new line and existing lines, which vaguely resembles a mushroom. East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, November 20, 1961. ...

Ceiling structure of the underground part of the station. December 2001
Ceiling structure of the underground part of the station. December 2001

In June 1992 the federal government decided that the new station should be built on the site of Lehrter Bahnhof. While close to the centre of Berlin and government buildings, the area was still not heavily populated. The following year, a design competition for the project was held, which was won by the Hamburg architecture firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 98 KB) Description: the ceiling structure of the station Lehrter Bahnhof in Berlin taken December 11 2001 by El Dirko License: GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: Berlin Lehrter Bahnhof ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 98 KB) Description: the ceiling structure of the station Lehrter Bahnhof in Berlin taken December 11 2001 by El Dirko License: GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: Berlin Lehrter Bahnhof ...


The design called for traffic on five levels. The highest is the main deck, including two S-Bahn platforms, on a bridge 10 metres above street level, and the lowest comprises four platforms 15 metres underground. New tunnels to Potsdamer Platz under the Spree and the Tiergarten, Berlin's central park, form a new north-south line running to the northern part of the S-Bahn ring around central Berlin. Platforms for the planned extension to U-Bahn line 5 are also included, as were platforms for the cancelled Transrapid maglev train. The short line U55 should open in 2007. Roof of Sony Center. Potsdamer Platz is an important square and traffic intersection in the center of Berlin, Germany, lying about 1 km south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the south east corner of the Tiergarten park. ... The Oberbaumbrücke on the U1. ... Transrapid at the Emsland test facility Transrapid is a German monorail system using magnetic levitation. ... Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train stopping at terminus Longyang Road station Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev VIP section Magnetic levitation transport, or maglev, is a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles (especially trains) using electromagnetic force. ... U55 is a Berlin U-Bahn line that is currently under construction. ...


The building work took place in several stages. In 1995 the construction of the Tiergarten tunnels began, and this work was finished in 2005 with the completion of the last station tunnel. The tunnels provide four tubes for long-distance and regional services and two tubes in a separate alignment for the U-Bahn, in addition to a road tunnel ventilated by a 60-m-high tower completed in 2004. During its construction, the course of the Spree had to be diverted (1996-1998). Water leaks in the tunnels caused over one year's delay to the construction work.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof under construction
Berlin Hauptbahnhof under construction

Construction of the bridges for the new S-Bahn route began in 2001. These needed to span not only the entire length of the station, but also the adjacent Humboldthafen port, and are 450 metres long. Because of the alignment of the S-Bahn they are curved, and each pair of tracks has a separate bridge. Bridges of this type had never been built before, and represented a special challenge for the engineers. ImageMetadata File history File links Train_station_Berlin_Lehrter_Bahnhof_2. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Train_station_Berlin_Lehrter_Bahnhof_2. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ...


The main station hall is spanned by a similarly curved glass roof with a surface area of about 85 metres by 120 metres, which was installed in February 2002. A photovoltaic system was integrated into the glass surface. The steel and glass construction was a difficult task for the engineers, particularly as the glass roofs were shortened by approximately 100 metres to speed up construction. A solar cell, a form of photovoltaic cell, is a device that uses the photoelectric effect to generate electricity from light, thus generating solar power (energy). ...


Over the first weekend of July 2002 the bridges and main station hall were brought into service so that traffic could be diverted onto the new alignment. The old Lehrter Stadtbahnhof S-Bahn station was closed and rapidly demolished to make way for further new building. On 9 September 2002 the station was renamed "Berlin Hauptbahnhof – Lehrter Bahnhof". is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Berlin Hauptbahnhof in December 2006
Berlin Hauptbahnhof in December 2006

The main concourse, supported by two towers, will provide roughly 44,000 m² of commercial space. Construction of the towers began in 2005. On two separate weekends, 29 July and 13 August 2005, structural frames were installed, supporting the structure above the east-west tracks. This was built using a new technique: the frames, each weighing 1250 t, were lowered by ropes at a rate of six m per hour; the remaining 20-mm gap between the bow frames upon completion of the lowering process was subsequently closed. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During summer 2003 a survey commissioned by Peter Strieder, Berlin’s Senator for City Development and Traffic, and Deutsche Bahn director Hartmut Mehdorn was conducted among Berlin residents with the intention of selecting a name for the station. Of the three possibilities listed on the survey, the majority of participants opted for Lehrter Bahnhof; nevertheless, the station remained "Berlin Hauptbahnhof – Lehrter Bahnhof", an option that was not listed. It was decided early in 2005 that the station would be renamed "Berlin Hauptbahnhof" on the date of its opening, May 28, 2006, to avoid confusing rail passengers. On the same day, Berlin Papestraße station, which was rebuilt as the city's second-largest station, opened officially under its new name, Berlin Südkreuz (South Cross), similar to the existing Ostkreuz and Westkreuz stations. It is also on the new north-south route. This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Dresden Hauptbahnhof in about 1900 Hauptbahnhof is the German term for main railway station, and is used to designate the principal passenger railway station of major towns and cities which have multiple stations. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Berlin Südkreuz is a railway station in the German capital Berlin. ... Ostkreuz is almost unchanged since the 1920s. ...


The architect Meinhard von Gerkan filed a complaint against Deutsche Bahn in October 2005 after Deutsche Bahn altered the station construction timeline without proper authority (16th Berlin Superior Court of Justice, AZ 16 O 240/05). The complaint was upheld in late 2006. There may therefore be further construction on the station in the future. Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ...


In addition, Deutsche Bahn decided to implement a slightly different version of the "Pilzkonzept" by running intercity trains through the new Tiergarten tunnels rather than via the Stadtbahn. This move was unpopular for its effect on Berlin's two previous main stations; Berlin Zoologischer Garten (Zoo Station) was downgraded to a regional railway station, and the number of main line services to Berlin Ostbahnhof (East Station) was drastically reduced. The Bahnhof Zoo in 2004 The Bahnhof Zoo (the official name is Berlin Zoologischer Garten) was the central transport facility in West Berlin during the citys political division and is still the main station for the western central area of Berlin. ... The station concourse contains shops and eating facilities Looking west from a mainline platform, facing the two S-bahn platforms The station has been known by several names over its 160-year history Berlin Ostbahnhof (translates from German as Berlin East Station) is a mainline railway station in Berlin, Germany. ...


Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony of Berlin Hauptbahnhof ("Symphony of Light")
Opening ceremony of Berlin Hauptbahnhof ("Symphony of Light")

On 26 May 2006 the station was ceremonially opened by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who arrived together with transport minister Wolfgang Tiefensee in a specially chartered InterCityExpress from Leipzig. A "Symphony of Light" was performed immediately following the dedication. Reamonn and BAP performed at Hauptbahnhof, and there were also events at the other new stations: Gesundbrunnen, Potsdamer Platz and Südkreuz. Berlin Hauptbahnhof officially went into operation on 28 May 2006. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x735, 378 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Portal:Trains Portal:Trains/Trains news May 26 in rail transport Berlin Hauptbahnhof May 2006 in rail... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x735, 378 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Portal:Trains Portal:Trains/Trains news May 26 in rail transport Berlin Hauptbahnhof May 2006 in rail... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...   (IPA: ) (b. ... Wolfgang Tiefensee (born January 4, 1955 in Gera) is a German SPD politician. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... Reamonn is a German rock band, that is well known all over Europe. ... The rockgroup BAP was founded in 1976 in Cologne, Germany by Wolfgang Niedecken and Hans Heres. ... Berlin Gesundbrunnen is a railway station in Berlin, Germany. ... Roof of Sony Center. Potsdamer Platz is an important square and traffic intersection in the center of Berlin, Germany, lying about 1 km south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the south east corner of the Tiergarten park. ... Berlin Südkreuz is a railway station in the German capital Berlin. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The opening ceremony was marred by an attack by a drunken 16-year old youth wielding a knife, who stabbed members of the public leaving the ceremony. Forty-one people were wounded[1], six seriously, before the youth was arrested[2]. According to police, the youth says he cannot remember his act of violence and is still denying it. One of the first stabbing victims was HIV-positive, leading to worries that other victims may have been infected, although this did not prove to be the case. The youth has been charged with attempted murder, [3] and was sentenced to seven years in prison for attempted manslaughter in 33 cases in 2007. A knife is a sharp-edged (single or double edged) instrument consisting of a thin blade used for cutting and fitted with a handle. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Operational usage

Hauptbahnhof: Christmas 2006
Hauptbahnhof: Christmas 2006

The upper level of the station has six tracks (two of which used for the Berlin S-Bahn) and eight on the lower level (two more are reserved for the U55). There is no rail connection between the upper and lower level track in the station area (or anywhere else nearby). 1,800 trains call at the station per day and the daily number of passengers is estimated to be at 350,000. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 714 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Berlin Hauptbahnhof showing some of 1,500 stars used to decorate the station, Christmas 2006. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 714 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Berlin Hauptbahnhof showing some of 1,500 stars used to decorate the station, Christmas 2006. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ... U55 is a Berlin U-Bahn line that is currently under construction. ...


As of 2006, the station is used by InterCityExpress, InterCity, RegionalExpress, RegionalBahn and S-Bahn trains. The upper part of the station, with the east-west tracks, is part of the Berlin Stadtbahn, with trains leading to locations like Hanover or Cologne. The subterranean station, which lies in the north-south Tiergarten tunnel, offers long distance services to Hamburg, Leipzig or Munich. Note that the east-west and north-south tracks are not interconnected at, or anywhere near, the station. ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... A Romanian InterCity train, run by Romanian Railways, at Arad station in May 2003 InterCity is a name for the inter-city rail services in Europe. ... RE4 (NRW) in Dortmund Hbf The term RegionalExpress denotes a type of regional train in Germany. ... RB train The RegionalBahn (abbreviated RB) is a type of regional train in Germany. ... S-Bahn refers to suburban metro railways in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ... , Hanover(i) (German: , IPA: ), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... , For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ...


The station is not presently served by any U-Bahn lines. The U55 shuttle, which is not connected to the rest of the network, is scheduled to start operations in 2008, and construction of the connection to line U5 may start in 2009. The Oberbaumbrücke on the U1. ... U55 is a Berlin U-Bahn line that is currently under construction. ... U5 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn Alexanderplatz (U2) (U8) (S5) (S7) (S75) (S9) (DB) Schillingstraße Strausberger Platz Weberwiese Frankfurter Tor Samariterstraße Frankfurter Allee (S4x) (S8) Magdalenenstraße Lichtenberg (S5) (S7) (S75) (DB) Friedrichsfelde Tierpark Biesdorf-Süd Elsterwerdaer Platz Wuhletal (S5) Kaulsdorf Nord Neue Grottkauer...


On 18 January 2007, two supporting beams of the structural frame tore loose during European windstorm Kyrill, one of them dropping down onto the pavement and the other impacting with and damaging a third beam. The station had suffered some flooding and been evacuated due to the complete cancellation of train service in Germany. Consequently, nobody was injured and the station was cleared for reopening the following day, although more time is needed to assess the damage. is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Kyrill (IPA: ) is the name given to a low pressure area that evolved into an unusually violent European windstorm, forming an extratropical cyclone with hurricane-strength winds. ...

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Image File history File links S-Bahn-Logo. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ... Bellevue is a railway station on the Berlin Stadtbahn in Berlin, Germany. ... S5 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ...   (IPA: ) is a railway station in the German city Berlin. ... Bellevue is a railway station on the Berlin Stadtbahn in Berlin, Germany. ... S7 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ...   (IPA: ) is a railway station in the German city Berlin. ... Bellevue is a railway station on the Berlin Stadtbahn in Berlin, Germany. ... Berlin-Spandau is a railway station situated in the Spandau district of Berlin, Germany. ... S75 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ...   (IPA: ) is a railway station in the German city Berlin. ... S9 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ...   (IPA: ) is a railway station in the German city Berlin. ... It has been suggested that Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport be merged into this article or section. ...

References

  1. ^ RP Online Author. Mutmaßlicher Amokläufer bittet Opfer um Verzeihung. RP Online. Retrieved on 2006-05-30.
  2. ^ Erik Kirschbaum and Claudia Kade. Man stabs 28 after opening of Berlin train station. Reuters. Retrieved on 2006-06-03.
  3. ^ HIV fears after teen's stabbing spree in Berlin. Radio New Zealand (2006-05-28). Retrieved on 2006-05-30.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2310 words)
Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the central railway station in Berlin, Germany.
The 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall further isolated the station, and led to a boycott of the S-Bahn in West Berlin that lasted until the 1980s, when operation of the West Berlin S-Bahn lines was transferred to the West Berlin transit authority, the BVG.
It was decided early in 2005 that the station would be renamed "Berlin Hauptbahnhof" on the date of its opening, May 28, 2006, to avoid confusing rail passengers.
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