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Abandoned City Hall Station

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The first NYC subway opened on October 27, 1904 and the City Hall station was lavished with fine architectural details including glass tiles and large chandeliers. The CTH was the least used by commuters for a number of reasons - one being the curved platform which prevented cars with center doors to be used unless they had specially modified door controls which meant only the end doors were usually opened. Also, the Brooklyn Bridge stop was used far more. In 1945, the CTH was closed. Today, the station lights have been turned on and the skylights reopened. Passengers can no longer get off at the stop as it loops back north but you can still experience the CTH as it once might have been. The New York City Transit Museum does host periodic tours of the abandoned station but you must be a member to attend.