All aboard for a ‘secret’ train stop

Straphangers who would like to catch a glimpse of a station that hasn’t seen action in more than 60 years can board the 6 train for a journey to “the subway stop that time forgot.”

After making its final stop at Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, as the 6 train turns around to head back uptown, it winds its way through the abandoned City Hall subway stop — which hasn’t been used since 1945.

The subway stop was built in 1904, when the IRT line first opened, but closed nearly 50 years later when new, longer trains couldn’t traverse the station’s extremely curved platforms.

This City Hall stop remained closed for decades, until the MTA polished it up 10 years ago. At one time it was to be converted to a transit museum, but reportedly post-9/11 security concerns killed that plan and the station was shuttered once more.

It now sits, dark and unused, beneath City Hall, where no riders have seen it — until now.


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