U3 Krumme Lanke - Nollendorfplatz
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Line U3

 

Total length: 12.1 km (7.3 km underground) - 15 stations

Small-profile line with ~105 m long platforms (mostly 6-car trains of A3 stock in service).

Line U3 basically serves the Wilmersdorf-Dahlem U-Bahn, which, though connected to the Berlin U-Bahn from the beginning, was built by the then independent municipalities of Wilmersdorf and Dahlem, and therefore stations have designs different from the typical Berlin underground stations from that period. On the surface section, all stations have individually designed entrance buildings at street level. While the outer section through Dahlem runs in an open cutting, the route through Wilmersdorf is underground. From the 1960s, the Krumme Lanke branch was operated as line U2, but became line U1 in 1993, when the present U2 alignment was re-established. But in 2004, line number U3 was re-introduced and assigned to this leg.

Between Wittenbergplatz and Nollendorfplatz, lines U1 and U3 share the same tracks.

12-10-1913: Wittenbergplatz - Thielplatz
22-12-1929: Thielplatz - Krumme Lanke

1959: Nürnberger Platz station closed
02-06-1959: + Spichernstraße station
08-05-1961: + Augsburger Straße station

 

    STATIONS
 Krumme Lanke  

22-12-1929

 

 

U-Bahnhof Krumme Lanke U3

U-Bahnhof Krumme Lanke U3

 Onkel Toms Hütte

22-12-1929

Island platform covered with glass roof; on both sides, lined with shops.

 

U-Bahnhof Onkel-Toms-Hütte U3
 Oskar-Helene-Heim  

22-12-1929

 

U-Bahnhof Oskar-Helene-Heim U3

U-Bahnhof Oskar-Helene-Heim U3

Freie Universität (Thielplatz) 

 

12-10-1913

(until 11-12-2016: Thielplatz)

 

 

U-Bahnhof Thielplatz U3

U-Bahnhof Thielplatz U3

 Dahlem-Dorf  

12-10-1913

 

 

U-Bahnhof Dahlem Dorf U3

U-Bahnhof Dahlem Dorf U3

 Podbielskiallee

12-10-1913

Platform on the surface, located directly at the tunnel mouth.

 

U-Bahnhof Podbielskiallee U3

U-Bahnhof Podbielskiallee U3

 Breitenbachplatz

12-10-1913

 

 

U-Bahnhof Breitenbachplatz U3

U-Bahnhof Breitenbachplatz U3

 Rüdesheimer Platz

12-10-1913

 

 

U-Bahnhof Rüdesheimer Platz U3

U-Bahnhof Rüdesheimer Platz U3

 Heidelberger Platz S-Bahn

12-10-1913

Platform at a greater depth due to adjacent tunnel below the S-Bahn, which lies in a cutting, resulting in an unusual high station hall with church-like vaults.

 

U-Bahnhof Heidelberger Platz U3

U-Bahnhof Heidelberger Platz U3

 Fehrbelliner Platz

12-10-1913

 

U-Bahnhof Fehrbelliner Platz U3
 Hohenzollernplatz  

12-10-1913

 

 

U-Bahnhof Hohenzollernplatz U3

U-Bahnhof Hohenzollernplatz U3

 Spichernstraße

 

02-06-1959

New station with side platforms added to provide interchange with line U9 and replacing the former Nürnberger Platz station, which was located about 200 m further east.

 

U-Bahnhof Spichernstraße U3
 Augsburger Straße

 

08-05-1961

Simple station with side platforms added in 1961 to reduced the distance between Spichernstraße and Wittenbergplatz.

 

U-Bahnhof Augsburger StraßeU3
   Wittenbergplatz

12-10-1913

5-track junction, with line U3 sharing the westbound northernmost track with line U1, and stopping at the southern island platform in the eastbound direction. Station with a rather large entrance building from 1913.

 

U-Bahnhof Wittenbergplatz U3

U-Bahnhof Wittenbergplatz U3

   Nollendorfplatz

24-10-1926

4-track double-deck underground station, with line U3 sharing the eastbound platform edge with line U1 on the upper level, but with boarding in the westbound direction on the southern track at the lower level.

 

U-Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz U3

 


 

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