Bundestag (Berlin U-Bahn)

Bundestag is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U 55. The name of this station was changed in April 2006 from Reichstag to Bundestag after deputations from the Bundestag which sits in the Reichstag building.

U 55 Berlin Bundestag
Entrance to Bundestag station
U55 U-Bahnhof Bundestag Berlin Oper
Spectators seated for an opera performance in 2008.
U55 Bundestag 2009-08-10 3
Bundestag station
Subway Station Bundestag
Train arriving

History

Even though construction was completed in 1994,[1] it took over a decade until the subway line U55 went into service in August 2009.[2] In the intervening period, the partially completed station with its high ceiling and unusual architecture served as a location for cultural events like performances of the opera The Magic Flute and saw use as a film set for the Resident Evil film series,[3] for Æon Flux and for Equilibrium[4]

As of 2013, only the eastern face of the island platform is open where the shuttle service stops in both directions. When the full U5 line completed west of Alexanderplatz the western platform face will serve trains towards Alexanderplatz and the present eastern platform face will serve trains towards Hauptbahnhof.

References

  1. ^ Berlins U-Bahnstrecken – Die Kanzler-U-Bahn Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine (german)
  2. ^ Große Premiere für kleine „Kanzler-U-Bahn“ (german)
  3. ^ Beschreibung der Dreharbeiten zu Resident Evil (2002) Archived March 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, outnow.ch (german)
  4. ^ Equilibrium (film).

External links

Media related to U-Bahnhof Bundestag (Berlin) at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
Terminus
U 55
Terminus
  Future service  
Terminus
U 5
towards Hönow

Coordinates: 52°31′12.05″N 13°22′22.82″E / 52.5200139°N 13.3730056°E

Equilibrium (film)

Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction action film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs.

The film follows John Preston (Bale), an enforcement officer in a future in which both feelings and artistic expression are outlawed and citizens take daily injections of drugs to suppress their emotions. After accidentally missing a dose, Preston begins to experience emotions, which makes him question his own morality and moderate his actions while attempting to remain undetected by the suspicious society in which he lives. Ultimately, he aids a resistance movement using advanced martial arts, which he was taught by the very regime he is helping to overthrow.

Timeline of Berlin

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Berlin, Germany.

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