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Old November 11th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #821
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Eh eh, I guessed that


Maybe I am wrong about Friedrich being the most important interchange (considering U- and not only S-Bahn): Zoo and Alex could beat that.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #822
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So, Unter den Linden U6 station will reopen on the 17th November?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #823
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Are there any preliminary plans on extending U5 to Moabit?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #824
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So, Unter den Linden U6 station will reopen on the 17th November?
No, Unter den Linden is s completely new station instead of Französische Straße. No station was without service, only between Friedrichstraße and Französische Straße service was interrupted. At 17.11.13 U6 will run through as it did before. Unter den Linden U6-station will open in 2019 when U5-station will do so, too. Until then trains will pass through, later Französische Straße will be closed. Distance between Unter den Linden and Friedrichstraße is short, slightly more than 400 m. but it´s not the shortest distance, this is Mohrenstraße - Stadtmitte and Deutsche Oper-Bismarckstraße (380 m) on U2.

BTW. Warsaws metro-line one is interrupted for the same reason (building another line 2). Yet the old soviet-trains are running on the southern part of Warsaw metro-line 1 because they need more manual maintainance. Well it´s more manual maintainance but comparable easy work if you look at problems newer trains have with electronic devices etc..

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Old November 11th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #825
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Are there any preliminary plans on extending U5 to Moabit?
Unfortunately not. Original intention was to extend U5 to Turmstraße (U9), there are drafts in scale 1:1000 for the next stations Fritz-Schloß-Park and Turmstraße including the tunnels. Turmstraße upper level station-shell is foreseen for this since 1961(!). The so called "standardisierte Bewertung" (standard cost-benefit-analysis) found out that U5-extension would be economic useful if it ends at Turmstraße. My personal hope is that we maybe have the same effect as with Hamburgs U4. If U5 is in operation the usefulness of U5 to Turmstraße is more obvious.

U5 station-shell at Turmstraße (N. Heintze), please not the vouted ceiling like it can be found on some stations of U9 and U6 built in the same period (1953-61):



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Old November 12th, 2013, 04:45 AM   #826
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Why this extension is taking such a long time, only in 2019 stations will be open??
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Old November 12th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #827
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Why this extension is taking such a long time, only in 2019 stations will be open??
It´s because of the soil and the historic buildings. Except Rathaus which will be built in an open cut the other stations will be built as followed:

Construction of the entrances and station-shells just as milan-walls with injected concrete-slaps. The shells will not be dug out until the TBM is going through to Brandenburg gate in two seperate tunnels, planned in 2014. This is because the groundwater-pressure is such high that it is like opening a bottel if you launch the TBM in an open shaft. They have some bad experiences with that doing the nroth-south-tunnel.

Old buildings are founded on wooden pillars, so the groundwater-table must stay the same. Another task is to rebuild the siding-track sectionof U5 Alexanderplatz. But basically you´re right. It´s a very long time, but at least there is a chance to be in time. Regarding S-Bahn and airport berliners tend to say now: We can nothing but U-Bahn.

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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:13 AM   #828
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Unter den Linden is a completely new station instead of Französische Straße.
Let´s have some pics, made short before the opening. You can see a train turning at Französische Straße und flood-protection-system, if there is something worng with the construction-site of U5 (tunnel of U6 should not be affected.











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Old December 14th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #829
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First long Flexity Berlin tram delivered



14 Dec 2013

GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation delivered the first 40 m long bidirectional Flexity Berlin tram to the German capital from its Hennigsdorf plant on December 13.

According to Bombardier, the trams have been styled specifically for Berlin and feature a ‘Bauhaus design’. The air-conditioned vehicles are equipped with regenerative braking.

Berlin transport authority BVG signed a framework agreement with Bombardier in 2006 for up to 206 trams and has so far ordered 142. This includes 40 long unidirectional vehicles, 54 short bidirectional vehicles and 48 long bidirectional vehicles. Deliveries are due to run until 2017.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #830
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Do they have plans to extend tramways into Moabit?
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Old December 14th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #831
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I think that there are plans to extend the tram line from Hauptbahnhof to U-Bahnhof Turmstrasse via Alt-Moabit.....
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Old December 16th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #832
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U5 construction Unter den Linden near new station "Museumsinsel"











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More about new U5-Line here in the german SSC-Thread.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #833
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S-Bahnhof Hackescher Markt

The S-Bahn station Hackescher Markt at blue houre in winter in the Spandauer Vorstadt of Berlin Mitte from 1882.

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Old December 24th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #834
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Subway station Eberswalder Straße with a old train on the Viadukt in Prenzlauer Berg, line U2
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In June 2012 BVG, the public transport operator in the city of Berlin, placed an order with Stadler Pankow for the delivery of two prototype subway trains which will be delivered from 2015. If BVG likes the IK, they have an option for 34 further trains which will enter service from 2017. The trains are dubbed "Baureihe IK" and are intended to replace the aging Baureihe A3L71 trains, which are used on the Kleinprofilnetz (U1, U2, U3 and U4).

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More information can be found on the BVG website, on Wikipedia and on Stadler's website.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 02:33 AM   #836
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Nice train, though it is missing the Brandenburg Tör stickers
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Old February 18th, 2014, 01:26 AM   #837
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Some Berlin buses I photographed over the years:


1543 Berlin Zoo 7 March 2006


8081 Zoo 20 June 2008


3060 Columbia-damm 21 June 2008


3543 Alexanderplatz 17 September 2012

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Old March 4th, 2014, 02:04 AM   #838
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There is a discussion in Amsterdam about the new wayfinding signs. The U-Bahn of Berlin was considered as an example for the multilingual signs use by someone.



I haven't found anything multilingual of the U-Bahn. Is there actually anything multilingual, or is it only the S-Bahn and the Deutsche Bahn?

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Old March 4th, 2014, 03:01 AM   #839
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Perhaps they are referring to the standardised symbols for various modes of transportation used in the U-bahn. It is very clearly laid out as to where the exists are, where one can go for buses, for S-bahn connections et al in a pictorial manner. Other places do this (Stockholm for one), but perhaps not in such a clear way with set colours for each different mode of transportation.
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It is very clearly laid out as to where the exists are, where one can go for buses, for S-bahn connections et al in a pictorial manner.
Yes, it´s not misleading but multilingual only in that way, that recently the word "exit" was added to the german "Ausgang". In my personal view I would prefer the international green exit pictogram (Ok, I know the USA sometimes uses red signs for exit). Many people do not know english and therefore this pictogram would be clearer.

This information system invented by Meta-design exists since 1993.Maybe it´s the overall appearance in the whole network making it that clear. Before this, there existed several signs from different decades.

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