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Since Tegel’s going public in the 1960s, various plans exist for connecting the airport to public rail transport networks. Aside of an occasionally discussed S-Bahn track, the most definite idea was (and actually still is) to extend one of Berlin’s most important metro lines. As usual in Berlin, several facilities have since long been completed, e. g. half of Jungfernheide station is dedicated to this phantom track.

However, after deciding for an “urban airport” outside the re-unified city’s boundaries, these plans were declared legacy. That was two decades ago. Thus, all in all, the city’s most important airport has been running without any railway connection for more than fifty years, and actually still is.

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