1994: A Rapid Transit Station with an Arboreal Theme Opens in Berlin

September 24, 1994

In Berlin, a rapid transit station built underneath a street known as Lindauer Allee (Avenue) was officially opened for service. Lindauer Allee station had been constructed along with three other stations as part of a 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer)-long extension of the U8 line of the Berlin U-Bahn, a rapid transit system serving Germany’s capital.  The Berlin U-Bahn is a major part of that city’s public transportation network.

Lindauer Allee station has a few features that set it apart from the other 23 stations on the 11.2-mile (18.1-kilometer)-long U8 line. Unlike those other stations, for example, Lindauer Allee station was built with side platforms. In addition, architect Rainer G. Rümmler had green, violet, yellow, and light blue tiles installed throughout Lindauer Allee station.

Another one of Rümmler’s innovative designs for this station involved having images of linden trees placed on that facility’s walls. These images were created to signify the street for which the station was named; the origin of the word “Lindauer” has been traced to the linden tree.

Photo Credit: Phaeton1 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on Lindauer Station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindauer_Allee_(Berlin_U-Bahn)

Additional information on U8 line of the Berlin U-Bahn is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U8_(Berlin_U-Bahn)

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