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Berlin Central Station

Berlin, Germany
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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.

The traffic of the train station is organized on three levels and 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.