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RINGBAHN: 140 AND STILL GOING STRONG

Berlin railways in 1877 (map through Landesarchiv Berlin).

#OTD 1877, exactly 140 years ago today, the circular railway line, Berlin´s “Ringbahn“, was completed by closing the circle. The first leg of the project, its eastern section from Moabit to Potsdamer Ringbahnhof, had already been in use since 1871.

 

The opening of the line meant that new railway stations opened, too:

Bhf Tempelhof (looking towards Berlin, which back in 1877 was a separate city).

Bahnhof Wilmersdorf (now “Bundesplatz”).

Bahnhof Grunewald (now “Halensee”).

Front facade of Bahnhof Charlottenburg (now “Westend” – today´s Bahnhof Charlottenburg is a Stadtbahn station and did not open until 1882). Architects Kayser & Großheim.

So to both the line and the wonderful railway stops along it, once again: Herzliches Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag.

Enjoy the ride!

2 comments on “RINGBAHN: 140 AND STILL GOING STRONG

  1. fotoeins
    November 21, 2017

    I love the history of the U-Bahn and S-Bahn in Berlin. Fact is every time I’m in the city and I’m on the U or the S, I’m constantly thinking about “what happened here”. That was certainly true every day on this most recent visit last month. Thanks for highlighting the Ringbahn! Are you (or have you already) highlighting the Berliner Stadtbahn?

    • notmsparker
      November 21, 2017

      There is a lot about it in my book. Also, I have been writing about it regularly on the blog and through my Twitter account. I´m a real trainspotter:-)

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