Abandoned City Hall Subway Stop in New York
Opened in 1904, City Hall was the original southern terminal station of the New York Subway’s first line. No expense was spared here, with beautiful tiles lining the curved walls, chandeliers hanging from the ceilings and ornate skylights helping to illuminate the picturesque platforms.
It’s a sight to behold, although the station didn’t remain in service for long. Impractical due to curved platforms not long enough to accommodate trains of increasing size, passenger service here ceased in the 1940s. In subsequent years, it has become a ghost station.
There are no passengers these days, but the station remains (behind doors that have long been locked), with the original fixtures and fittings still in place. The New York Transit Museum organises occasional tours for members, although these sell out fast.
Like to catch a glimpse? Take a 6 train — heading Downtown — and remain onboard beyond the terminal stop. The train must turn, following a loop that runs through the abandoned station, before heading north once again.