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Old September 7th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #781
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Works going on around Rostkreuz.

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Old September 7th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #782
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"Rostkreuz"?
I bet it is: "Ostkreuz"
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Old September 7th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #783
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Old September 7th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #784
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"Rostkreuz"?
I bet it is: "Ostkreuz"
It´s the nickname, meaning rost is like english corrosion. Berliners said in the past, that the only reason Ostkreuz-station still stands is that the station doesn´t know to behave otherwise

The first plans to rebuild Ostkreuz date back to 1940. Later the GDR spent money in building new lines to Ahrensfelde and so on. The wanted to start rebuild Ostkreuz in 1971. I remember the old baracks for construction still standing until the early 90s.

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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:02 AM   #785
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U6-station Unter den Linden under construction

Meanwhile U6-station-shell Unter den Linden is almost ready. They can start to rebuild the connecting tracks and signalling. I made some pics a few days ago. Enjoy and feel free to ask about this station, I can hopefully answer

The discussion about the short-name has ended. Upper level U6 will be named UDO and lower level UDU, the last letter stands for oben (Upper) and unten (Lower). They decided not to use ULU/ULO because it comes near to the short-term of Osloer Straße (Olo/Olu), which is a wise decision I think.

Udo is a short male-name in Germany, making this thing a little funny. All pictures a snap-shots form my smart-phone, didn´t found the time for taking a camera.

protection-wall for existing tunnel towards Französische Straße:


New exit Behrenstraße




station-shell UDO




Later exit to lower level UDU of U5, still saved by milan-walls (diaphragm-walls)




Northern endl towards Friedirchstraße siding-tracks, whioch have been built for that period. The switches are older (since 2000) already foreseen for this event.




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Old September 10th, 2013, 05:05 AM   #786
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thx for update!

you made this pictures...?
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Old September 13th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #787
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Marx-Engels-Forum:



informationpoint:





"Bärlinde-Modell":



Bärlinde at the moment down under the castle construction field:



my own pics, ©Ludi

more in the SSC-U5-Thread
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thx for update!

you made this pictures...?
Yes, they are free to use

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Old September 15th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #789
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BER - train and S-Bahn-station

Hi,

took the opportunity to make some pics, as they opened parts of the airport this weekend:

Starting from the terminal


Downstairs to arrival-level, from there to concourse-level of train-station




S-Bahn-station


Technical facilities at the stub-end of S-Bahnstation. S-Bahn has approx. 160 m platform at hte north, followed by two 400m ICE platforms at the south, which can accomodate also the airport-express (260m)


escalator-shaft


Southern track towards west


ICE/airport-express-station towards west


ICE/airport-express-station towards east and overview



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Old September 15th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #790
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Finally!

I'm just not 100% in love with this sign:


I'm worried the average (dumb) tourist, not familiar with transportation terms, will follow the arrows to "Airport" and not to "Terminal".
Maybe I'd draw the airplane symbol next to it.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #791
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It is indeed confusing for people with lower knowledge of English. The only mention of "airport" doesn't lead to the airport passenger terminal itself.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #792
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Finally!

I'm just not 100% in love with this sign:


I'm worried the average (dumb) tourist, not familiar with transportation terms, will follow the arrows to "Airport" and not to "Terminal".
Maybe I'd draw the airplane symbol next to it.
Actually I would say that is rather confusing and I'm a native English speaker. At a first glance, when I arrive with luggage at an airport train station I want the sign to be clear, concise and to speak to me as if I am a brain dead monkey, because, normally, I am stressed enough about making sure I have everything I need for my flight and don't want to have to worry about trivialities.
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I'm English and I would head for "Airport". Is that wrong?

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Old September 16th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #794
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So, it seems the problem is not just with tourists...

Seriously, I'd suggest them to revise that sign. Tunnel owl, would you mind...?
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What the heck is an "Airport City"?
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What the heck is an "Airport City"?
An airport city is just that: an urban community situated next to an airport, complete with residential, commercial, and (mostly) industrial structures that provide goods and services for althe airport and aviation-relayed businesses in the area. It can also be related to an aerotropolis.
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thx for this pictures!

I was today at the airport too, but left the trainstation.

More pics of the Airport and Airportcity here in german SSC-Thread or here in international Airportthread.
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One problem also is that the letters to the "airport city" is on the left, so most people will probably read that first. And when they know where they are going, many will maybe not read further. Not the best design.
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One problem also is that the letters to the "airport city" is on the left, so most people will probably read that first. And when they know where they are going, many will maybe not read further. Not the best design.
Well, it would have been helpful if the big letters of the station-name would include the name airport, not only Flughafen, this would make sense for an international hub. Therefore the whole station should have been named Airport - Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg International, or something like that. I remember talks about this, but I´m not working for DBAG. Don´t know why they did not take this into acount.

Terminal is international wording, I´m not so worried about that. In Frankfurt I remember signing only Terminal 1 und Terminal 2 which is fairly enough information, despite the fact that there is an airpot-city at FRA, too.

Moreover the sign suggests that the way out east leads to Willy Brandt, which was a socialdemocratic polititian known for his patient work for better understanding with former eastern socialist countries. Thank you guys for making this clear to me


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Well, it would have been helpful if the big letters of the station-name would include the name airport, not only Flughafen, this would make sense for an international hub. Therefore the whole station should have been named Airport - Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg International, or something like that. Terminal is international wording, I´m not so worried about that. In Frankfurt I remember signing only Terminal 1 und Terminal 2 which is fairly enough information, despite the fact that there is an airpot-city at FRA, too.


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Here in Stockholm, to avoid such complications we have a "SkyCity" zone, and a "Cargo City". These terms avoid using the word "airport" for the very reason to avoid confusion. Perhaps something similar may be helpful in Berlin?
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