Erkner station

Erkner station is the passenger station in the town of Erkner situated east of Berlin in the German state of Brandenburg. It is located at kilometre 24.3 on the Berlin-Frankfurt railway. The station also includes a carriage shed for historic rollingstock of the Berlin S-Bahn.

S-Bahn-Logo.svg VBB Bahn-Regionalverkehr.svg
Through station (long distance)/terminus (S-Bahn)
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Entrance building
LocationBahnhofstr., Erkner, Brandenburg
Coordinates52°25′38″N 13°45′09″E / 52.4273179°N 13.7523806°E / 52.4273179; 13.7523806Coordinates: 52°25′38″N 13°45′09″E / 52.4273179°N 13.7523806°E / 52.4273179; 13.7523806
  • 2 (long distance)
  • 3 (S-Bahn)
ConnectionsVBB Bahn-Regionalverkehr.svg Berlin S3.svg BUS-Logo-BVG.svg
Other information
Station code1980
DS100 code
  • BERK (long distance)
  • BE (S-Bahn)[1]
Fare zoneVBB: Berlin C/5761[3]
Opened23 October 1842
Preceding station   DB Regio Nordost   Following station
RE 1
via Brandenburg (Havel) - Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder)
RE 1
via Brandenburg (Havel) - Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder)
Preceding station   Berlin S-Bahn   Following station
toward Spandau
Erkner is located in Brandenburg
Location within Brandenburg


Erkner station in 1993.

The station was opened on 23 October 1842 as one of the first on the line from Berlin to Frankfurt (Oder). A railway settlement was built at the station on garden city principles in the 1920s. As part of the project to build an upgraded line (Ausbaustrecke) between Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder), the regional platforms were rebuilt as side platforms to the south between 2009 and 2011. In parallel, the station building was renovated and the S-Bahn platform was rebuilt from 2012. In the same year electronic interlocking went into operation on the long-distance tracks.

Erkner carriage shedEdit

The Erkner carriage shed (Triebwagenhalle Erkner, TWh Erk) was opened in 1928. It was administrated as part of the Berlin-Grunau workshop. With the introduction of new rollingstock of class 481/482, which was calculated to require less maintenance, the carriage shed was closed in 2000. It has been used since then by the Historische S-Bahn e. V association for rollingstock storage and staff facilities. The historic trains are located here and some minor maintenance work is carried out. In January 2010, the carriage shed was reopened due to the lack of capacity resulting from the cancellation of many services with the new rollingstock in 2009/2010.[4] In December 2011, it became part of the Friedrichsfelde works for organisational purposes.

Train servicesEdit

The station is served twice per hour in both directions by RE 1 Regional-Express services towards Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenhüttenstadt and towards Berlin, Brandenburg and Magdeburg. In addition Erkner is the terminus of line S3 of the Berlin S-Bahn. The S-Bahn stops three times an hour in Erkner and six times an hour in the summer months. There is a large bus station next to the station, which is served by cross country buses from the area around Erkner.

The station is served by the following service(s):[5]

  • Regional services RE 1 Magdeburg – Brandenburg – Potsdam – Berlin – Erkner – Fürstenwalde – Frankfurt (Oder) (– Cottbus)
  • Berlin S-Bahn services   Spandau - Westkreuz - Hauptbahnhof – Alexanderplatz – Ostbahnhof – Karlshorst – Köpenick – Erkner


  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Der VBB-Tarif: Aufteilung des Verbundgebietes in Tarifwaben und Tarifbereiche" (PDF). Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam. Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Geschäftsführung und Betriebsrat der S-Bahn Berlin stellen Maßnahmenpaket vor" (Press release) (in German). S-Bahn Berlin GmbH. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. ^ Timetables for Erkner (in German)

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