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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #421
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Come on, it's just to prevent vandalism on trains, the pattern on the walls and seats is to make tags unvisible and therefore prevent them.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #422
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Come on, it's just to prevent vandalism on trains, the pattern on the walls and seats is to make tags unvisible and therefore prevent them.
Falubaz,but why pink (instead of so common there yellow)?
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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #423
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it was still hiddeous. Somehow that is vandalism to our eyes.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #424
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The same patterns with only black and white wouldn't look too bad.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 07:13 PM   #425
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Are the S-Bahn's problems over? Are all lines and trains running now?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:54 PM   #426
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Paul Kalkbrenner

For all you Berlin S-Bahn lovers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sHAx...eature=related

Listen to the sound!

Get the Berlin spirit - even better!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do5-P...eature=related

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Old December 24th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #427
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Are the S-Bahn's problems over? Are all lines and trains running now?
Not entirely. Service on two rather peripheral lines, S45 and S85, has not yet recommenced. While every other line seems to be served as frequently as it used to be.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 05:31 AM   #428
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Not entirely. Service on two rather peripheral lines, S45 and S85, has not yet recommenced. While every other line seems to be served as frequently as it used to be.
Thanks for the update!
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #429
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Unfortunately, the services have been reduced once again. This time, the reason is "seasonal malfunctions". Due to harsh weather, several trains showed problems and had to be withdrawn. In an ordinary year, the reserve trains could compensate for this, but as the reserve contingent is presently zero due to the ongoing inspections, transport has once again been thinned out.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #430
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@City thing: it's Warschauer.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #431
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Unfortunately, the services have been reduced once again. This time, the reason is "seasonal malfunctions". Due to harsh weather, several trains showed problems and had to be withdrawn. In an ordinary year, the reserve trains could compensate for this, but as the reserve contingent is presently zero due to the ongoing inspections, transport has once again been thinned out.
My God. Very bad PR for the Berlin S-Bahn...
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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #432
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BERLIN | Linking U5 and U55

In Berlin, the current U5 and U55 lines should be linked together to form the extended U5 line. The missing section should be built between Brandenburger Tor (current terminal for U55) and Alexanderplatz (current terminal for U5).

Construction should begin in 2010 - that's this year. Anyone who has any (insider) info on whether, when and where exactly construction should begin this year?
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Old February 27th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #433
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i have my doubts about that. I think the construction of the remaining stretch to conect u5 and u55 will be postponed... again.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #434
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I also have my doubts. But it doesn't seem to cost that much, although Berlin is off course more or the less bankrupt...

But:

====================== 11th of November 2009:

German capital city Berlin's transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe has approved a €433m project to build an underground extension of metro line U5.

The 2.2km underground section will run between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburger Tor and will link the recently opened 1.5km U55 shuttle between Brandenburger Tor and Hauptbahnhof into line U5.

The project includes building stations at Berliner Rathaus, Museuminsel and Unter den Linden.

Preparatory work is scheduled to begin in early 2010 with the extension expected to open in 2017.

http://www.railway-technology.com/news/news69504.html

Afterwards it should be extended to: Berlin Jungfernheide, let's see it when I'm 84...
The extention to Doivendreckt could be a little too expensive.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #435
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What?
7 years to build just 2,2km of metro! that's a joke! In seven years 2 people could dig that effin tunnel with their own hands!
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Old February 28th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #436
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The extention to Doivendreckt could be a little too expensive.
...and gladly so!
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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #437
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That U55 is a disgrace for Berlin. While I can understand how it came to it, it should have real priority to link it to the U5 as the current situation is not more than a bad joke.

I mean, give me a break:

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Old March 1st, 2010, 03:47 AM   #438
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Yep, U55 is a joke. If it's not linked to U5 it doesn't make any sense. And believe me, U5 under Unter den Linden would make Berlin's transportation system just perfect. Although there are some U and S-Bahn stations around (in different lines), the coverage in Unter den Linden is not as good as it should be.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 12:15 PM   #439
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OOhh, that's why there's a big hole at Unter den Linden on google maps
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Old March 1st, 2010, 03:27 PM   #440
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Disappointing that this project is taking so long to complete! Where's that German efficiency one expects? Seriously, it seems that subway construction worldwide today takes longer than ever to complete (except in China). Imagine if Berlin, Paris, and New York built their initial subways at the rate they're built today. The systems would be about 1/10 as large!

Besides connecting U55 to U5, are there any other subway building projects or proposals in Berlin? What about expansions of the S-Bahn? Or expanding the tram system into West Berlin?

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