Berlin Frankfurter Allee station

Ringbahn ( KBS 200.41, 200.42, 200.8, 200.85, 200.9 )


The S U - Bahnhof Berlin Frankfurter Allee is a transit station station in Berlin's Friedrichshain district on the border of Lichtenberg. It is served by the S -Bahn lines S41, S42, S8, S85 and S9 as part of the ring road, and from the U -Bahn line U5 below the eponymous street. It was created from a historic station the circle line in the second half of the 19th century. From 1949 to 1961, the station introduced as well as the street name Stalin Allee.

S-Bahn station

The first railroad stop at this point was opened on 1 May 1872 the name Friedrich Berg. The name goes back to the colony Friedrich mountain south of the station. 1890/1891 of the still existent station Frankfurter Allee was opened. In addition to a central platform, the station received a reception building in brick style.

When subway construction in the late 1920s had to be demolished and replaced by a new, broader the old ring road bridge. Actually, it was also intended to establish a direct connecting flight between the subway station today's U5 and the ring railway station, but this was not realized. On the length of the steel beam on the median strip of the planned expansion of the Frankfurter Allee track axes can be seen in this area today.

The electronic interlocking Frankfurter Allee controls since April 2012 the stretch of train tracks between Prenzlauer Allee ( a) and Neukölln (a). Three conventional signal boxes at stations Greifswalderstraße, east cross and Treptower Park have been replaced by doing this, as well as the previously installed in this zone automatic block system. The building of the control computer is located at the edge of the former container terminal.

Container station

The train station was from the beginning a freight station on the east side of the ring railway tracks. Shortly after the construction of the ring road creating large goods and marshalling yards in Rummelsburg and Lichtenberg -Friedrich field. They were connected by a primarily freight traffic serving link to the Circle Line, which directly south of the station Frankfurter Allee reached the circle line.

From 1968 to 1970 at the station site was the first container rail of the GDR, which was accessible from the Lichtenberger side of the web via a specially constructed access road. On June 30, 1968 went from there to the first container train with 30 containers for overseas port of Rostock. A total of 18 mounting surfaces allowed the envelope of up to 1000 containers per day, which was used by about 500 Berlin operations. As a visible sign of the gable of a building ( Jacques Duclos - street at the time) was on the corner Möllendorffstraße at that time unnamed access road a façade with a laden container Kamaz trucks.

After the turn of the station lost its meaning. On 31 December 1999, he was closed. The German Bahn AG as the owner of the surface was eliminated in the next ten years, all tracks, cranes and warehouse building. A new use is not apparent.

To preserve the history of 1997 was named the former access road at the container station. Today it serves as a supply road for the ring center and for the associated visitor parking garage.

Subway station

The subway station was initially as Frankfurter Allee ( circle line ) over to its December 21, 1930. He was, like the entire inaugurated on this day range, designed by Alfred Grenander. The abbreviation for the metro station is Ff.

The original color of the station were red small-scale tiles. This was changed in a fundamental restructuring in the 1980s in Orange. After another reorganization in 2004, the red was restored by a new wall covering. At the same time lift between the platform and the mezzanine was installed. From there also the adjoining shopping center ring center can be reached I.

Unlike most stations, the (now Weberwiese ) correspond to the basic type of the station Memel Street, he received a double row of columns instead of a simple. He also has a maximum width of 13.30 meters, which seemed necessary due to the expected strong transfer traffic to the S -Bahn. The entrances and exits are in accordance with the width spacious. To the east and west of the station closes each connected to a two-pronged reversing facility.

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