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U-Bahn

Berlin's U-Bahn (short for Untergrundbahn, i.e. underground or subway network) is the oldest and largest metro network in Germany. The first section was opened in 1902 and it now has 9 lines, or 10 if you include the U55, which will later link up with the U5.

Operated by the BVG, it serves only the city of Berlin, and unlike the S-Bahn does not have any stations in the surrounding state of Brandenburg.

Trains run on all lines from around 5am to around midnight, and on Friday and Saturday night there is a night service on some lines.

U-Bahn lines

Line Route Opened Length Stations
U1 Warschauer StraßeUhlandstraße 1902 - 1926 8.81 km 13
U2 PankowRuhleben 1902 - 2000 20.39 km 29
U3 NollendorfplatzKrumme Lanke 1913 - 1929 12.10 km 15
U4 NollendorfplatzInnsbrucker Platz 1910 2.86 km 5
U5 AlexanderplatzHönow 1930 - 1989 18.35 km 20
U55 HauptbahnhofBrandenburger Tor 2009 18.35 km 20
U6 Alt-TegelAlt-Mariendorf 1923 - 1966 19.88 km 29
U7 Rathaus SpandauRudow 1924 - 1984 31.76 km 40
U8 WittenauHermannstraße 1927 - 1996 18.04 km 24
U9 Osloer StraßeRathaus Steglitz 1961 - 1976 12.52 km 18

Former U-Bahn lines

U-Bahn line route numbers no longer in use:

Line Route Operated Length Stations
U12 Warschauer StraßeRuhleben 1993 - 2003 20.39 km 29
U15 Warschauer StraßeUhlandstraße 1992 - 2004 8.81 km 13

Note that the U12 is sometimes revived temporarily during special events and construction work on the U2.

Planned U-Bahn lines

Proposed U-Bahn lines for which some form of planning exists (though no dates for construction have been set):

Line Route Status Length Stations
U3 Falkenberg (Station)Adenauerplatz Planning exists ca 19 km ?
U10 Weißensee (Station)Drakestraße (Station) Removed from planning ? km ?
U11 Berlin-HauptbahnhofGlambecker Ring (Station) Planning exists ca. 15.8 km ?