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The Berlin underground

The largest underground system in Germany

The Berlin underground (U-Bahn) is one of the most modern systems in all of Europe and the most extensive public transport network of its type in Germany.

The Berlin underground system is well-known for its high levels of performance and its emphasis on environmental responsibility.

Its nine lines extend a total of 151.7 kilometres, and serve 170 stations.

The Berlin underground system is used by more than one million people every day. Every year, its trains carry 400 million passengers. It accounts for roughly half of the transport volume provided by the BVG.

Facts and figures
The trains of the Berlin underground system clock around 400,000 kilometres every weekday. That adds up to 132 million kilometres every year. Put another ray the trains circle the globe nine times every single day.

The average speed of the underground trains is 30.7 kilometres per hour. During rush hour, trains currently run at 3 or 5 minute intervals.

furthermore, you can use every mobile phone network while on our trains or in our stations. You can also top up your mobile phone at all of our BVG ticket machines.

Berlin currently has nine underground lines:

HK Zug fährt über die Oberbaumbrücke

Line U1

Between Warschauer Straße underground and urban rail and Uhlandstraße underground stations.

Fahrgäste beim Einsteigen in den Zug der Linie U2 auf dem U-Bahnhof Gleisdreieck

Line U2

Between Pankow underground and urban rail and Ruhleben underground stations.

Fahrgäste beim Einsteigen in den Zug der Linie U2 auf dem U-Bahnhof Gleisdreieck

Line U3

Between Nollendorfplatz and Krumme Lanke underground stations.

Nachtaufnahme Kuppel U-Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz

Line U4

Between Nollendorfplatz underground and Innsbrucker Platz underground and urban rail stations.

U-Bahnhof Alexanderplatz, Bahnsteig der U5

Line U5

Between Hönow underground and Alexanderplatz underground and urban rail stations.

U-Bahnhof Brandenburger Tor

Line U55

Covering 1.8 kilometres, this section is part of the extension (also known as the "Chancellor Line") of the U5 line west of Alexanderplatz.

U-Bahnhof Tempelhof

Line U6

Between Alt-Tegel underground and Alt-Mariendorf underground stations.

H Zug

Line U7

Between Rathaus Spandau underground and urban rail and Rudow underground stations.

UBhf_Jannowitzbrücke vor den Umbaumassnahmen

Line U8

Between Wittenau underground and urban rail and Hermannstraße underground and urban rail stations.

U-Bahn fährt aus dem Bahnhof Leopoldplatz

Line U9

Between Osloer Straße underground and Rathaus Steglitz underground and urban rail stations.

traffic news

Route Effective Reason and impact
U8 from 12.08.2013 04:00
until further notice
Sperrung wegen Bauarbeiten der BVG; 1
U9 from 22.11.2013 18:00
until further notice
Sperrung wegen Bauarbeiten der BVG; 4

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Stadtplanausschnitt der U55 mit dem Stand 2005