Berlin : The Berlin S-Bahn (FCO33-005856).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2020.
  • London : Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1982.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • Western European Department: Registered Files (R and WR Series). ; FCO33-005856. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FCO33: Foreign Office, Western Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western European Department: Registered Files (R and WR Series). ; FCO33-005856
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  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1976-1982: Module 4
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents relating to the S-Bahn suburban railway in West Berlin. Subjects covered in the file include the possibility of a change in the status of the system, and the Allied attitude to it -- leakage of information on the subject to the media -- and the uncertain positions of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. Other subjects discussed in the file include the views of the governing mayor of West Berlin, Richard von Weizsäcker, who favoured integrating the S-Bahn into the West Berlin public transport system -- the question of who should negotiate over the system's future -- the view that East German management of the system was no longer acceptable -- the poor level of service and closure of several routes following a strike in 1980 -- the heavy financial losses incurred by the system -- and rumours that the system would close down entirely.
  • File date: 1982.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2015.
  • Title from Cold War Eastern Europe Module IV.
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