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S-Bahn Train Station Tempelhof : The Sleazy Station

The right Hand hangs in the air, as if she were frozen, the fingers are molded to the blade. The Hand shows all the traces of a hard life. No wonder, the man wh

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S-Bahn Train Station Tempelhof : The Sleazy Station

The right Hand hangs in the air, as if she were frozen, the fingers are molded to the blade. The Hand shows all the traces of a hard life. No wonder, the man who owns the place wears these tracks anywhere. Shaggy Beard, matted hair, dirty pants, greasy hooded jacket, on the right side, a bulging plastic bag.

to view A beggar who does not even bother, pity outspread. Instead, he focuses on a magazine, which is on his left knee. The head is flexed, the Reportage is more important now. The title is: "Some like it hot."

It is not necessary that he looks at people and more attention-begging, you get to know him, the man sits here on a regular basis, always on the same level, always on the edge of the wide staircase, which leads from the platform of the S-Bahn station Tempelhof to download passage.

Is the guy with the wool cap is a Dealer?

at the Bottom, between the Lift and a newspaper stand, hanging since a long time already a man. Motionless, he scans his surroundings, blue wool hat, white winter jacket, a mustache, Mediterranean look. A traveler who is waiting for someone? Or a drug dealer?

And the young man in the black clothes, waiting outside, right next to the entrance to the station, and a couple of steps and goes to the drug dealer? His environment he observed the same fast Looks as the man with the woollen hat. to say

what do you do there, but on this Friday in early March, the Three, in any case, the most striking phenomena of the S-Bahn station. But there are probably other times, with completely different scenes. Then the sober S-Bahn train station Tempelhof no longer seems quite so inconspicuous.

Harald Sielaff has observed a Fixer, a shot. He has also observed that, "there is open drug selling". And then the homeless who hung out in the station area.

"The Situation is delicate," says Sielaff, CDU member and district councillor in Tempelhof-Schöneberg. Sielaff is the Chairman of the Committee for citizen services, and regulatory Affairs.

The Situation is considered to be sensitive

The Situation is apparently so sensitive that the BVV has recently called for a decision measures to counter "the neglect of the S-Bahn station Tempelhof". Originally a request of the SPD, but the CDU has joined him.

in support of the application: In the area of the S - and U-train station Tempelhof "was able to establish itself as a scene from aggressive drinking groups, petty criminals, drug dealers and drug users". Would add the homeless. "The Situation for passers-by and passengers hard to bear."

In the forecourt there is because of the unprotected parked garbage cans, rats, and the access road to the former freight station was severely polluted ("toilet activities, waste deposits").

A working group to address the problems. A kind of round table with BVG, S-Bahn, the Federal police, public order office, the private owner of the forecourt. Competence-clutter, have identified the district politicians as a part of the problem.

The LOB is for the metro area in the station in charge, the S-Bahn has its own zone of influence, the Federal police takes care of the security in the area of the facilities of the Deutsche Bahn, Berlin police and the BVG security to the U-Bahn. The problem group, that is to say: the dealers and their customers use, according to the BVV-application "the respective limits of the powers". You have to stages, only of the U-Bahn stairs to the S-Bahn.

The district politicians are alarmed, because in Tempelhof actually comparatively a lot of peace and quiet. And the S-Bahn station not previously considered drug-conspicuous space. Since November of 2018, but says Sielaff, there are increasingly complaints about the conditions. "We are also of the opinion that there is an open drug use takes place."

local residents had observed the drug sale on the S-Bahn station. Even "younger residents have approached us". A higher police presence is needed, Sielaff.

homeless, especially from South-Eastern Europe

the drug sales and consumption were the bigger Problem than the homeless, the disturbed, in the view of the Sielaff and the BVV is also the Scene at the train station. To his knowledge, it was mainly people from South-East European countries, Romania, Bulgaria. Poland were more likely to be found rarely. Of course, the homeless should be offered help. "But there are people who reject any help."

Christiane Hot, as the district says, the city councillor responsible for the public order office, their authority had the S-Bahn station, quite on the radar screen. "For some time the clerk's office of the Situation at S-Bahn station Tempelhof sees several times a week personally. Under the S-Bahn bridge, changing the homeless, camping in a long time, in terms of numbers in the low to mid single-digit range.“

There are phases, since there are five people, then again, there are only three, sometimes even none at all. Because of the comparatively little waste that there had been no eviction.

"Which is also in the public space of the visible and underlying effects of poverty, increasing pressure on the housing market and unemployment through the clerk's office does not eliminate it." And drugs were already in the area to the police. "But there is also a concerted action of the district in order to defuse local priorities. Here I will propose the S-train station as other place.“

The total number of offences declined in 2018 in the area of the S - and U-train station Tempelhof, from 290 to 268. But in the second half of the year 2018, the police has registered 144 offences, which are 20 more than in the second half of 2017.

The number of offences in connection with narcotic drugs has increased from seven (in the second half of 2017) to 14 (the second half of 2018), in the entire year in 2018 (24 cases) fell, however, compared to 2017 (27). Strong, 2018, damage increased compared to the previous year, the number of the property, from 68 to 81 cases. In contrast, the number declined in the case of coercion, deprivation of freedom and a threat (2017: 20, 2018: 11).

S-Bahn train station is regularly

For the S-Bahn controls there are in Berlin for sure considerably problem belastetere S-train stations than Tempelhof, but it also has the eye. A S-Bahn spokeswoman said: "Unfortunately we are at such stations again and again, that the drug scene uses the protection of the masses and the fast ways to escape for the handling and consumption. The Station is basically how all of Berlin's train stations, in the common use concept, Berlin DB Station & Service AG and S-Bahn Berlin GmbH is integrated and part of the guard room.“

The S-train station belongs to the guard area, which includes the railway stations Berlin Südkreuz (ring Bahn) to Berlin Treptower Park. This guard room is staffed around the clock by a double - patrol of the security and stewarding service (SOD). It follows that the S-Bahn station Tempelhof will be regularly monitored in the course of a day, carries out preventive work by the security forces.

in Addition, the focus operations of the security personnel would be caused if it was due to Notes and messages.
These measures have led to the displacement and is the basis for the improvement of the Situation on the ground. With a small disadvantage, however, and the railway spokesperson: designate "Unfortunately, only temporarily."

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