U8 Wittenau - Hermannstraße
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Line U8

 

U8Total length: 18.2 km (underground) - 24 stations

Berlin U8 - Von Gesundbrunnen nach NeuköllnLarge-profile line with ~100 m long platforms (6-car trains of F and H stock).

Line U8 operates every 5 minutes during daytime service, although between 09:00 and 12:00, every other train terminates at Osloer Straße.

Line U8 is completely underground and comprises the Gesundbrunnen-Neukölln U-Bahn line (Line D) opened in the 1920s. During the times of the city's division, U8 trains ran through East Berlin skipping all stations from Bernauer Straße to Heinrich-Heine-Straße. All 'ghost stations' were re-opened in the months following the fall of the Wall in Nov. 1989. The construction of a northern extension began in the 1970s and eventually reached Wittenau in 1994, although the initially 2-3 station extension to Märkisches Viertel was later shelved due to other priorities after the unification of the city. In the south, a 1-station extension was finished to provide interchange with the S-Bahn ring line which had re-opened in 1993.

17-07-1927: Schönleinstraße - Boddinstraße
12-02-1928: Schönleinstraße - Kottbusser Tor
06-04-1928: Kottbusser Tor - Neanderstraße (now Heinrich-Heine-Straße)
04-08-1929: Boddinstraße - Leinestraße
18-04-1930: Neanderstraße - Gesundbrunnen
05-10-1977: Gesundbrunnen - Osloer Straße
27-04-1987: Osloer Straße - Paracelsus-Bad
24-09-1994: Paracelsus-Bad - Wittenau
13-07-1996: Leinestraße - Hermannstraße

 

    STATIONS
 Wittenau S-Bahn

24-09-1994

Transfer to the S-Bahn from the eastern end of the platform.

 

 

 Rathaus Reinickendorf

24-09-1994

 

 

 Karl-Bonhoeffer-
 Nervenklinik
S-Bahn

24-09-1994

U-Bahn station a few hundred metres from the S-Bahn station, which may be relocated in the future.

 

 Lindauer Allee

 

24-09-1994

Only station on line U8 with side platforms.

 

 

 Paracelsus-Bad  

27-04-1987

 

 Residenzstraße

27-04-1987

 

 

 Franz-Neumann-Platz

27-04-1987

 

 

 Osloer Straße Tram

05-10-1977

Convenient 2-level interchange station, with line U8 on the lower level.

 

 

 Pankstraße  

05-10-1977

 

 

 Gesundbrunnen

S-Bahn

18-04-1930

Island platform with direct access to both S-Bahn platforms.

 

 Voltastraße

 

18-04-1930

 

 

 Bernauer Straße

Tram

18-04-1930

Closed 1961-1990

 

 

 Rosenthaler Platz

Tram

18-04-1930

Closed 1961-1989

 

   Weinmeisterstraße

Tram

18-04-1930

Closed 1961-1990

 

   Alexanderplatz

S-Bahn Tram

18-04-1930

Closed 1961-1990; the U8 station constitutes the western stroke of the H-shaped Alexanderplatz underground station complex.

 

 

   Jannowitzbrücke S-Bahn

18-04-1930

Closed 1961-1989

 

 

   Heinrich-Heine-Straße

06-04-1928

Closed 1961-1990

   Moritzplatz  

06-04-1928

 

 

   Kottbusser Tor

12-02-1928

Conveniently located right below the U1 elevated platform.

 

 

   Schönleinstraße

17-07-1927

 

 

   Hermannplatz

17-07-1927

Convenient 2-level interchange station, with line U8 on the upper level.

 

   Boddinstraße

17-07-1927

 

 

   Leinestraße

04-08-1929

 

 

   Hermannstraße

S-Bahn

13-07-1996

Conveniently located right below the S-Bahn platform.

 

Das Buch zur U8:

Berlin U8 - Von Gesundbrunnen nach Neukölln


 

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