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Rethinking railway stations

Through the realisation of structural redesigns and new utilisation concepts, we further develop railway stations into Places. Today, railway stations are far more than places of transit. They will become points of attraction in people's everyday lives, where leisure and recreation but also work flow harmoniously into each other and no longer represent opposites. We give city dwellers and travellers the opportunity to linger in the most central urban places. Starting from railway stations, we design our smart product portfolio for an intelligent and sustainable city.

Charlottenburg Station

The new Place in your neighbourhood

The Charlottenburg railway station is a place of everyday life and encounters for the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. For travellers and commuters, it is an important hub for passenger traffic.

On the basis of city dialogues and data-based analyses, we take on the individual needs of the neighbourhood and subject the station to a comprehensive redesign - from fundamental renovations in the building to the integration of new utilisation concepts around the station. A particular highlight is the special developed street furniture, which forms a platform for various activities in the neighbourhood.

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Pop-up Cubes on the Stutti

Pilot starts on the forecourt

At the station Charlottenburg, more precisely on the "Stutti", we opened a neighbourhood platform from August until October in the course of a pilot project. It accommodates a total of three pop-up cubes, which offer other services in addition to gastronomy. The cubes are prototypes and consist mainly of wood. Further elements of the platform are a large staircase with matching stools and an event area in the inner courtyard of the station. Together with the tenants share the vision of making urban life better through ecologically sound products.

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Event - Programmliste


Sa. 04. Dan Plews I Singer / Songwriter 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 11. Perlee I Alternative Pop 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 18. Áine Gallagher I Comedy: Language Comedy Lesson 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 25. Joao and Friends I Pop Soul 15:00 – 18:00


Sa. 01. Azuleo I Flamenco 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 08. Phileas I Singer / Songwriter 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 15. Simon Fagan I Singer / Songwriter 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 22. Pichler Duo I Musik & Theater 15:00 – 18:00

Sa. 29. Danny O’Connor I Singer / Songwriter 15:00 – 18:00


Sa. 05. Monica Riedel I Kindermusik 15:00 – 18:00

Kiezplattform Charlottenburg

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Hamburg Harburg

The station with a sense of nature

The symbiosis of sustainability, culture and quality of life within the "Bahnhof" area is particularly noticeable in Harburg. In cooperation with local institutions, the potential of the station is unfolded and a place is created which promotes the ecological commitment of the district.
In addition to intensive green work, a bee hotel will be erected on the track in cooperation with the local workshop for the disabled. The art association and jazz club in the signal box benefit from architectural alterations.

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Hamburg Elbgaustraße

The S-Bahn stop with ioki connection

We want to make mobility accessible to everyone at all times, relieve the strain on the roads through active, individual traffic and thereby improve the quality of life in cities. Railway stations offer ideal, stationary points of contact for new mobility solutions. In cooperation with our internal partner ioki, we define feeder stations in the service area as stops for on-demand services that close the gap between the first and last mile. This is also the case at the station “Elbgaustraße”.

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Solutions for a sustainable city

In the course of urbanisation, more and more people are moving from rural areas to cities. Dense traffic, long distances, cramped spaces are the result and pollute the environment.
We see urbanisation as an opportunity to rethink living spaces and to transform them in an ecologically meaningful way. Starting from railway stations, we offer new forms for the intelligent networking of mobility and logistics. The further development of railway stations into attractive points of attraction forms the basis for the sustainable design of cities and the return of quality of life to their inhabitants.

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Write to us at smartcity@deutschebahn.com