Gneisenaustraße (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Platform view of Gneisenaustraße
outside view

Gneisenaustraße is a station on the U7 U-Bahn in Berlin, Germany. The station was opened in 1924 and created by Alfred Grenander. 1945 it was closed for a few months, 1967/68 the platform was elongated. Due to this the station has lost its appearance as it was when Grenander has planned it.[1]

The station is named after August von Gneisenau, a 19th-century Prussian Generalfeldmarschall; the next station is Südstern.

The station was opened on 19 January 1924 in the course of the extension of the nord-sud U-Bahn (today's lines U6 and U7) from Hallesches Tor towards Neukölln as a terminus before the extension to Neukolln proper; the platform length was initially 80 meters.

The line designated as line C1 (U7) operated until February 28, 1966 from Gneisenaustrasse to Britz-Süd via Neukölln in one direction and to Tegel via Friedrichstrasse in the other direction. One day later, with the commissioning of the route from Mehringdamm to Möckernbrücke this changed the U6 and U7, so that the now designated as line 7 between Britz-Süd and Möckernbrücke operated, until 1972, the extension of with the extension from Britz-Sud to Rudow and until 1971 from Möckernbrücke to Fehrbelliner Platz.

In 1968, the platforms were extended to 110 meters to allow the use of six-car trains instead of four-car trains. At the same time, the plastered walls were abandoned in favor of a green tile paneling.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler: Berlins U-Bahnhöfe. be.bra Verlag (1996)
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
U 7
towards Rudow

Coordinates: 52°29′29″N 13°23′46″E / 52.49139°N 13.39611°E / 52.49139; 13.39611