U5 Hauptbahnhof - Hönow
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Line U5 and U55

 

Total length: 22 km (8.5 km surface) - 26 stations

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 was not completed until 2020. Operated as an isolated line, U55 eventually started operating a 3-station shuttle service in 2009. In 2010, construction started on the missing section between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburger Tor with intermediate stations at Unter den Linden (transfer to line U6), Museumsinsel (Humboldtforum / Schlossplatz) and Rotes Rathaus (City Hall). The shuttle service on line U55 stopped on 17 March 2020 (due to the Covid-19 lockdown, earlier than initially scheduled) to allow its integration into the extended U5, which is set to open on 4 Dec 2020.

U5/U55 from 2009 to 2020:
18.3 km (8.5 km surface) +1.5 km (U55) - 20 stations + 3 (U55)

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
04-12-2020: Brandenburger Tor - Alexanderplatz (except Museumsinsel)


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
   Hauptbahnhof S-Bahn

U55 08-08-2009
[X] 17-03-2020
04-12-2020

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

U55 Hauptbahnhof U55 Hauptbahnhof

   Bundestag   U55 08-08-2009
[X] 17-03-2020
04-12-2020

U55 Bundestag U55 Bundestag

   Brandenburger Tor S-Bahn

U55 08-08-2009
[X] 17-03-2020
04-12-2020

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

04-12-2020

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

   (Museumsinsel)  

under construction

(mid-2021?)

 

   Rotes Rathaus  

04-12-2020

 

 Alexanderplatz

S-Bahn

21-12-1930

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

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 

 Schillingstraße

21-12-1930

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Strausberger Platz  

21-12-1930

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Weberwiese

 

21-12-1930

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Frankfurter Tor

21-12-1930

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Samariterstraße

21-12-1930

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Frankfurter Allee S-Bahn

21-12-1930

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Magdalenenstraße

21-12-1930

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Lichtenberg S-Bahn

21-12-1930

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

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Friedrichsfelde

21-12-1930

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Tierpark

25-06-1973

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Biesdorf-Süd

 

01-07-1988

3-track station at grade

 

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 Elsterwerdaer Platz

 

01-07-1988

Island platform on an embankment.

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Wuhletal S-Bahn

12-10-1913

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

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Kaulsdorf-Nord

 

01-07-1989

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

 

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Kienberg (Gärten der Welt)  

01-07-1989

Island platform in a cutting.

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

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Cottbusser Platz  

01-07-1989

Island platform at grade

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Hellersdorf

01-07-1989

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

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Louis-Lewin-Straße  

01-07-1989

Island platform in a cutting

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

   Hönow  

01-07-1989

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

Berlin U5 Berlin U5

 

 


 

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