U5/U55 Hauptbahnhof - Hönow
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Line U5 and U55

 

Total length: 18.4 km (9 km underground) +1.5 km (U55) - 20 stations + 3 (U55)

Large-profile line with ~110 m long platforms (6-car trains of F and H stock in service).

On line U5, every other train terminates at Kaulsdorf-Nord during off-peak hours.

The present U5 basically consists of an underground section opened in 1930 and a surface extension completed in 1988/89, with a short underground section from 1973 in between. Line U5 was once entirely located in East Berlin and was the only large-profile line in that part of the city. Although a western extension had been envisaged from the 1930s, this will not be realised before 2020. Operated as an isolated line, U55 eventually started operating a 3-station shuttle service in 2009. From 2010, the missing section between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburger Tor will be under construction. There will be intermediate stations at Unter den Linden (transfer to line U6), Museumsinsel (Humboldtforum / Schlossplatz) and Berliner Rathaus.

Operated as an isolated line, U55 eventually started its 3-station shuttle service in 2009. From 2010, the missing section between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburger Tor will be under construction. There will be intermediate stations at Unter den Linden (transfer to line U6), Museumsinsel (Humboldtforum / Schlossplatz) and Berliner Rathaus.

Berliner U-Bahn-Linien - U5Click here to view photos taken during a tunnel walk on 27 May 2004.

21-12-1930: Alexanderplatz - Friedrichsfelde
25-06-1973: Friedrichsfelde - Tierpark
01-07-1988: Tierpark - Elsterwerdaer Platz
01-07-1989: Elsterwerdaer Platz - Hönow
08-08-2009: Hauptbahnhof - Brandenburger Tor


Alexander Seefeldt & Robert Schwandl: Berliner U-Bahn-Linien - U5 Von Ost nach West. - - 2. Aufl. Mai 2013, ISBN 978 3 836573 36 7 More info

    STATIONS
U55  Hauptbahnhof S-Bahn

08-08-2009

Located on the far eastern side parallel to the underground tracks of the new central railway station opened in 2006.

U55 Hauptbahnhof

U55 Hauptbahnhof

U55  Bundestag   08-08-2009

U55 Bundestag

U55 Bundestag

U55  Brandenburger Tor S-Bahn

08-08-2009

Located parallel on the northern side of the existing S-Bahn station previously known as 'Unter den Linden'

U55 Brandenburger Tor

U55 Brandenburger Tor

   (Unter den Linden)

under construction

(2020?)

 

   (Museumsinsel)  

under construction

(2020?)

 

   (Berliner Rathaus)  

under construction

(2020?)

 

 Alexanderplatz

S-Bahn

21-12-1930

4-track station, with the outer tracks unused and once built in provision for a line to Weißensee.

 

 

 

 Schillingstraße

21-12-1930

 

 

 Strausberger Platz  

21-12-1930

 

 

 Weberwiese

 

21-12-1930

 

 

 

 Frankfurter Tor

21-12-1930

 

 

 

 Samariterstraße

21-12-1930

 

 

 

 Frankfurter Allee S-Bahn

21-12-1930

 

 

 

 Magdalenenstraße

21-12-1930

 

 

 

 Lichtenberg S-Bahn

21-12-1930

Underground station lying diagonally below the S-Bahn and mainline tracks.

 

 

 

 Friedrichsfelde

21-12-1930

 

 

 Tierpark

25-06-1973

 

 

 

 Biesdorf-Süd

 

01-07-1988

3-track station at grade

 

 

 

 Elsterwerdaer Platz

 

01-07-1988

Island platform on an embankment.

 

 

   Wuhletal S-Bahn

12-10-1913

Cross-platform interchange with S-Bahn line S5, with the U-Bahn on the inner tracks.

 

 

   Kaulsdorf-Nord

 

01-07-1989

Terminus for every other train during off-peak periods; in a cutting.

 

 

   Kienberg (Gärten der Welt)  

01-07-1989

Island platform in a cutting.

(until 11-12-2016: Neue Grottkauer Straße)

 

   Cottbusser Platz  

01-07-1989

Island platform at grade

 

   Hellersdorf

01-07-1989

Island platform in a cutting, with direct access to tram platforms at street level

 

   Louis-Lewin-Straße  

01-07-1989

Island platform in a cutting

 

   Hönow  

01-07-1989

Stub-end 3-track terminus with island platform and one side platform; at grade.

 

 


 

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