If you’re anything like us, you’re fascinated by the secret worlds of underground transportation. What goes on in abandoned subway stations? Do mole people exist? Have we been approaching Platform 9¾ at the wrong angle? A couple months ago, we brought you a collection of beautiful abandoned train stations from all over the world. Now, we’re going underground to bring you the bizarre stories behind some of the world’s coolest and eeriest abandoned subways. Check ’em out after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know of any other secret stations on your radar.
City Hall Station — New York, NY
Image credit: Visual News
Have you ever ridden the 6 beyond the Brooklyn Bridge stop? If so, you may have already caught a glimpse of the abandoned City Hall platform where the train does its end-of-the-line loop. The gorgeous station was built in 1904 and in use until 1945, at which point it was unfortunately retired due to its small capacity and unsafe gap. Few have had the opportunity to visit the site on foot, but photos reveal magnificent arches, tiles, and windows. Who knew?