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Ghost tunnel under Central Park will reopen with Second Avenue subway

“I felt like people would have noticed if the MTA had been ripping up Central Park to build a tunnel."
The "ghost tunnel" under Central Park.Wiki Commons
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There are countlessrelics fromthe subway’s past hidden beneath NYC, but one of the most intriguing will reveal itself againinjust10 dayswhen theSecond Avenue subway(SAS) invites straphangers to swipe their MetroCards for the first time. AsQuartznoticedthis past summer, a peculiar loop cutting throughCentral Parkappeared when the MTA released their new subway maptoutingthe addition of the SAS. Reporter Mike Murphy immediately questioned the mysterious additionthat would move the Q train furthernorth without issue (“I felt like people would have noticed if the MTA had been ripping up Central Park to build a tunnel,” he wrote). After a bit of digging, he found out the half-milestretch was built over 40years ago and, at least according to archival maps, it’s only been used only twice since then.

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