East Meets West
Friday, 1 January 2021
Funf Und Funfzig Plus Funf Gleich Funf! (1)
fbb has visited Berlin but once en route to nephews wedding in Zielona Gora across the border in Poland. There was a little time for sightseeing and, of course, fbb insisted on riding Die Hunderter.
Die öffentliche Buslinie 100 startet am Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten und endet am Alexanderplatz. Sehenswürdigkeiten werden während der Fahrt nicht kommentiert, dafür ist die Tour eine kostengünstige Gelegenheit eine Stadtrundfahrt im Doppeldeckerbus zu unternehmen.
This runs from Zoo via the Brandenburg Gate (Tor in German) and is, as mentioned above, a double decker.
The Hauptbahnhof also gained an Undeground station and line which opened in 2009 ...
The U55 had no connection with other lines and, like London's "Drain" (Waterloo and City), trains had to be lowered by crane ...
Because the line went nowhere much and many might well decide to walk, a two car train was more than adequate for the crowds.
But a later map gives the game away.
In the meantime just a reminder of how things were at the Brandenburg Gate.
Politics and public transport never have mixed very well.
The "Tor" area is now beautiful and pedestrianised ...
Tomorrow, we see what happened to the U55 earlier last year.
The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution. One of the best-known landmarks of Germany, it was built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, which used to be capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg.
Sigh. Another year gone ..... !