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City Hall Train Station, Manhattan: If you ride the 6 train to the end of the line and get off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop, you're missing out on something incredible. As the train loops around to go back uptown, it passes through an abandoned and beautifully preserved City Hall station from 1904.The station is still not open to the public, Until recently the MTA would force passengers to get off before the train made the loop, but now passengers are allowed to stay on.
Opened in 1904 and designed by Rafael Guastavino, the City Hall subway station was intended to be the crown jewel of the original New York City subway line. The station was closed in 1945 and has remained that way to date. Originally, commuters were required to disembark at the Brooklyn Bridge station before the train made its way back uptown. In recent years, passengers have been permitted to remain on the train while it passes through this stunning and historic station.
The forgotten City Hall station was the original terminal of New York's subway system. Abandoned: The City Hall subway station was unexpectedly closed to the public a mere 41 years after it opened its doors in 1904. The station features stained glass windows, skylights and brass chandeliers.
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