Berlin Central Station

Berlin’s new Central Station – Europe’s largest train station for long-distance, regional, and local transport – was built on its historical site in the Tiergarten District, west of Humboldthafen. At this station the new underground north-south link of the InterCityExpress service connects with the west-east line running on a curved railway track. Additionally, suburban railway tracks in both directions, as well as an underground line from north to south arrive at this station. The north-south track runs 15 m below ground level in a tunnel, which also passes below the River Spree and the Tiergarten. A train station for long-distance journeys with eight platforms, four platforms for long-distance and regional transport as well as a new train station for the U5 underground line positioned parallel to the eastern platform was realized in this location. The east-west line is elevated 10 m above street level und corresponds to the previous course of the railway tracks. A total of four long-distance railway tracks and two urban train tracks run on four newly constructed urban railway bridges.

Berlin Central Station, Berlin - Germany, Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP)The traffic of the train station is organized on three levels:

Level –2:
Long-distance and regional lines from north to south; U5 underground line

Level ±0:
Local public transport; individual transport (access road, short-term car park); bicycles and pedestrians; tourist transport (coaches, ships)

Berlin Central Station, Berlin - Germany, Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP)Level +1:
Long-distance and regional lines on the urban railway track; S3, S5, S6, S7, and S9 urban railway lines.

The new Berlin Central Station comprises a total floor area of 175,000 m², with approximately 15,000 m² reserved for shops and gastronomy, 50,000 m² are provided as office space in the arch buildings, 5,500 m² serve for operational railway use as well as 21,000 m² as circulation area. The  platforms cover an area of 32,000 m², the garage comprises 25,000 m².

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