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is a Berlin U-Bahn
The Berlin is a rapid transit railway in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and is a major part of the public transport system of that city. Opened in 1902, the serves 173 stations spread across ten lines, with a total track length of , about 80% of which is underground...
located on the .
The station is close to the street Otisstraße
Otisstraße is the name of the street in the Berlin district of Reinickendorf where the Otis Elevator Company has its German headquarters.The Senate of Berlin proclaimed the change of name from Flohrstraße to Otisstraße in 1956, recognising the merger of Flohr with OTIS in 1951.In 2004, to celebrate...
, hence the name. It was renamed in 2004 to celebrate the 150th year of operations of the local Otis Elevator Company
The Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems today, principally focusing on elevators and escalators...
and to correct a long-standing anomaly: this U6 line station was originally named Seidelstraße
, even though its entrance was actually closer to Otisstraße.
It was constructed in 1958 by the architect B. Grimmek. In the beginning "Flugplatz Tegel" (Tegel Aerodrome
) was appended to the station's name. This was changed to "Flughafen Tegel" (Tegel Airport
) in 1961. This addition was deleted in 1974.