Berlin-Staaken station

  • Lehrter ( KBS 202, 209.13 )


The train station Berlin- Staaken is since 1998 a breakpoint for regional trains in the district of Staaken in Berlin's Spandau district. Before that there was in Staaken several different stations that served the suburban and freight transport endpoint of the Berlin S-Bahn were or acted as border control station of the GDR.


The station was built in 1900 at the Berlin- Lehrter railway from Berlin Hannover after it was previously driven past almost 30 years to the village. Was long the holding point for penetrating Staaken.

This was to change dramatically after the Second World War. Staaken was divided by the Allies. The through train service was interrupted. On the West Berlin side, the S-Bahn from Spandau West in 1951 extended by one stop to Staaken. Already in the 1930s, an extension of the S -Bahn was sought to the Brandenburg Wustermark. The S-Bahn station Berlin- Staaken was in West Berlin. On the other side of the Nennhauser dam was on GDR territory of Staaken Kr Nauen station ( at the former goods station Staaken ) from where perverted suburban trains in Wustermark and Nauen. For transfers between train and suburban trains had the travelers change the stations which pass through a control point. With the construction of the wall, another station came Staaken far added before the border: Staaken (DDR ). He served the control of freight trains between West Berlin and the Federal Republic and the GDR.

In 1976 Staaken by transit trains traveling from Berlin and Hamburg should be passed, a new control station Staaken (GDR) was further west. Previously, since 1961, the Hamburg -distance trains had to take a detour via the Berlin outer ring and Griebnitzsee. The transit tracks were cordoned off between limit and control station on both sides by a high protective wall. The Staaken Kr Nauen station for the internal circulation within the GDR has been moved to the west on the field road. There the passenger trains from Wustermark ended on a separate track head south of the barrier to the transit tracks.

At the new Staaken Kr Nauen station was located for the transition of the field road on the transit tracks the most safest railway crossing in the world: Because the bulkhead had to be interrupted here, secured place barriers massive rolling doors the blockaded transit corridor for trains by Staaken.

On the West Berlin side of the S -Bahn operation ended after Staaken after less than 30 years as a result of the Berlin S-Bahn strike in 1980. Following the acquisition of the Berlin S -Bahn by the Berlin transport companies in 1984, an S -Bahn development was re- Staaken considered.

With the reunification was quite Staaken again part of Berlin-Spandau. In regional traffic went from 1990 back through trains from Nauen on the Lehrter train to Berlin -Spandau, which replaced the existing rail service completely from 1991. The trains could not move to the head rail on the field road, accounted for the stop in Staaken. Under pressure from the population initially wrong weekdays still shuttle trains between Dallgow (later Dallgow ) and Staaken before a temporary breakpoint has been built on the main tracks, so that again was a combination of Staaken in the direction of Spandau. As of 1996, the Lehrter was developed as one of the German Unity Transport Projects for a top speed of 250 km / hr. Rail traffic was replaced for two years by buses. The old Staakener stations were demolished during the construction work. In 1998, the newly built platform was inaugurated side of the ICE line in the amount of 1951 to 1976, the existing station.

Also in the area of Staaken is the railway station Berlin- Albrechtshof.


In Staaken the Regional Express Line 4 in the direction Wustermark keep RE - Rathenow and Berlin - Ludwig field as well as the regional rail line RB 13 Deutsche Bahn. Furthermore perverted the Metro bus line M32 BVG in direction Rathaus Spandau.