Opened in 1904 for the Manhattan Main Line, the City Hall Station was supposed to be the heart of the subway system. With the looks of the Grand Central and the emptiness, the secret station looks like the one from Harry Potter. Due to new, stronger trains, the station was forced to close in 1945 since it wasn’t made for the larger trains. Trains were then forced to get off a stop before at the Brooklyn Bridge. Nowadays, the 6 train passes through the station, allowing passengers to view its glory from inside the car. Even though you can’t get off on the stop, the train travels through slowly enough for people to view the beauty. To make the station even cooler, street artists of the Underbelly Project have turned it into a little, creepy art gallery (look at the picture above). Those who explore deep into the tunnels can see it during the night. However, only go by foot if you don’t mind getting arrested or the small possibility of getting hit by a train…
How to travel to the station: Simply stay on the 6 train instead of getting off at Brooklyn Bridge, the last stop. The train actually makes a turnaround through City Hall station as it starts its return trip uptown.
There’s also some really cool hidden London Tube Stations. Click the links below for some info on them.
Sources: http://www.travelettes.net/new-york-city’s-hidden-subway-station/, http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/rare-look-at-new-york-s-secret-subway-station, http://www.metro.us/newyork/local/article/689759, http://fullgrasp.blogspot.com/2010/11/secret-nyc-city-hall-6-train-station.html, http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662679/stunning-nyc-subway-station-hidden-in-plain-sight-until-now