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Ostkreuz is almost unchanged since the 1920s. This view is looking eastward along Platform D, with Platform F visible above the train.
A view of Ostkreuz from above. This view looks north along the Ringbahn, with the Stadtbahn visible on the left (west). The single line closest the camera connects the two, served by Platform A just off the left edge of the image. Platform F on the Ringbahn is centered, with the while roof. The large dark-colored tower was built to store water for steam trains previously running on these lines.
A view of Ostkreuz from above. This view looks north along the Ringbahn, with the Stadtbahn visible on the left (west). The single line closest the camera connects the two, served by Platform A just off the left edge of the image. Platform F on the Ringbahn is centered, with the while roof. The large dark-colored tower was built to store water for steam trains previously running on these lines.

Ostkreuz (German for "East Cross") is a station on the Berlin S-bahn suburban railway, and one of the busiest in all Germany. The station is located in the former East Berlin district of Friedrichshain, now part of the borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 773 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ostkreuz Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 773 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ostkreuz Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 705 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2300 × 1956 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 705 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2300 × 1956 pixel, file size: 1. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Berlins S-Bahn network The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee Friedrichshain is a part of Berlins borough Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. ... Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). ... Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. ...


The station was opened with the Stadtbahn in 1882 under the name Stralau-Rummelsburg. It was given its present name in 1933. Along with Westkreuz it has long served as the interchange point between the Ringbahn that circumnavigates central Berlin and the Stadtbahn that passes east-west through it. During the division of Berlin, when links between East and West Berlin public transit were severed, Ostkreuz served as the main hub of the East Berlin S-Bahn network. Miastko (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Miastkò; German: Rummelsburg), is a town in the Middle Pomerania region ofnorth-western Poland. ... Stadtbahn signet as used in North Rhine-Westphalia Stadtbahn (literally in German: city railway) is a term for light rail systems in operation in Germany. ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, 20 November 1961. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ...


Ostkreuz is notable for its appearance: Its buildings and track layout have remained essentially unchanged since the 1920s, and its dilapidated state has earned it the nickname Rostkreuz ("Rust Cross"). A modernization of the station was proposed as early as 1937, and again during East German rule. Since German reunification plans have been made to modernize Ostkreuz from its present, partly dilapidated state, and turn it into a modern station with platforms for regional rail trains and stops for buses and the tramway, both of which pass nearby but presently do not stop directly at the station. However, so far none of these have been implemented, due to the high cost involved, as well as the need to minimize disruption to the station's 100,000 daily passengers, and the fact that the station is under historic preservation and parts of it, such as the brick Ringbahn viaduct and the western pedestrian bridge, will need to be retained. The current planning calls for a start date of mid-2007 for the renovation, although preliminary work began early in the year with the removal of several trees and some temporary structures that had been located at the site. GDR redirects here. ... The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) 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... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Berlin Straßenbahn Berlins first tram ran in 1865 from Kupfergraben to Charlottenburg. ... Historic preservation or Heritage management is the theory and practice of creatively maintaining the historic built environment and controlling the landscape component of which it is an integral part. ...


Operations

The station's six platforms are:

  • Platform A, is a triangular platform on the eastern end of the station lying between the curved lines connecting the Stadtbahn with the Ringbahn. The northern and southern faces of the platform handled traffic crossing from the westbound Stadtbahn onto the northern or southern Ringbahn (respectively). The northern connection was disused and eventually removed in 2006, leaving only the southern face of A in use, serving trains moving north from Treptower Park and then turning west to Warschauer Straße.
  • Platforms B and C were the outside platforms opposite the northern and southern faces of A (respectively), serving traffic from the Ringbahn heading eastward onto the Stadtbahn. They became dilapidated and were closed during East German rule, leaving service for westbound traffic only.
  • Platform D and E, the Stadtbahn platforms (each with two tracks), located at ground level, one for each of the two sets of lines that diverge east of the station. D is north of E and serves the lines that eastboand travel towards Strausberg, Wartenberg, and Ahrensfelde, and the same lines traveling westbound. E is for lines that eastbound travel towards Erkner, and the same lines traveling westbound.
  • Platform F is the tracks of the Ringbahn, located above.

Due to the station's archaic layout, it (along with nearby Warschauer Straße station, currently being rebuilt) retains a platform-allocation system in which trains stop at its east-west Stadtbahn platforms (D and E) according to their line number, not direction. For example, the next train to Berlin Ostbahnhof could leave from either D, E, or the tangential platform A, and moving from one of these platforms to another requires navigating steps and a pedestrian walkway. It is a common sight to see passengers waiting on the walkway until they see where the next westbound train will arrive. hayfield Treptower Park is a park area along the river Spree south of downtown Berlin in the district of Treptow-Köpenick. ... Street sign of Warschauer Straße in Berlin Warschauer Straße is the eastern terminus of the Berlin U-Bahn line U1. ... The station foyer contains shops and eating faculities Looking west from a mainline platform, facing the two S-bahn platforms Berlin Ostbahnhof (East Station) is a mainline railway station in Berlin, Germany. ...


The renovation plans call for the tangential platforms to be eliminated altogether, so that trains between Treptower Park and Warschauer Straße will not stop in either direction. The northern tangential line will not be restored.


The station code is BOK, with the subcodes BOK F (Ringbahn platform), BOK D (Platform D, Stadtbahn), BOK E (Platform E, toward Erkner). Deutsche Bahn and its precessors Deutsche Bundesbahn, Deutsche Reichsbahn and DRG use a system of letters to denote a station on their network. ...


Sources

  • Andreas Butter, Hans-Joachim Kirsche und Erich Preuß: Berlin Ostkreuz – Die Drehscheibe des S-Bahn-Verkehrs, Geramond Verlag, München, 2000, ISBN 3-932785-24-X

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Berlin Ostkreuz
  • www.stadtschnellbahn-berlin.de - Information about Ostkreuz and reconstruction plans
  • Ostkreuz rebuilding blog (in German)
  • Ostkreuz guide - Photos of Ostkreuz
  • Umgebungsplan - S-Bahn Berlin neighborhood map

Coordinates: 52° 30′11″N, 13° 28′06″E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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