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Old City Hall Station September 2006

Old City Hall Subway Station (New York, NY): 9 September 2006

Click on the image to open a larger version. All images (except 1904 IRT Map) are Copyright © Mike Hume.



Old City Hall Station September 2006

Old City Hall Subway Station was closed to the public in 1945. Part of the IRT system, it opened in 1904 as the showpiece station complete with Guastavino tile walls, vaulted ceilings and fanciful leaded skylights. There are virtually no straight lines in the station due to the platform being on a circular loop used to turn the southbound 6 train northwards. Apart from an offical NYC Transit Museum Tour (which there have only been a handful of since 1999) the only other way to see the station is to persuade a southbound 6 train driver to let you stay on the train after the Brooklyn Bridge subway station. The station was the inspiration for the fictional "Van Horne" station in the film Ghostbusters II. For more details on this and the station in general click here.

Arrival In Station
Arrival In Station
City Hall Sign
City Hall Sign
City Hall Sign Closeup 1
City Hall Sign Closeup 1
City Hall Sign Closeup 2
City Hall Sign Closeup 2
Commemorative Plaque
Commemorative Plaque
Deserted Platform
Deserted Platform
Electrolier
Electrolier
Map Of Station Location
Map Of Station Location
Platform 1
Platform 1
Platform 2
Platform 2
Platform 3
Platform 3
Platform 4
Platform 4
Platform Ceiling 1
Platform Ceiling 1
Platform Ceiling 2
Platform Ceiling 2
Platform Opposite Ticket Hall
Platform Opposite Ticket Hall
Platform Steps To Ticket Hall 1
Platform Steps To Ticket Hall 1
Platform Steps To Ticket Hall 2
Platform Steps To Ticket Hall 2
Platform Wall Closeup
Platform Wall Closeup
Station Sign
Station Sign
Subway Train Approaching
Subway Train Approaching
Subway Train Passing
Subway Train Passing
Subway Train Stopped
Subway Train Stopped
Ticket Hall 1
Ticket Hall 1
Ticket Hall Ceiling 1
Ticket Hall Ceiling 1
Ticket Hall Ceiling 2
Ticket Hall Ceiling 2
Ticket Hall Ceiling Rose
Ticket Hall Ceiling Rose
Ticket Hall Steps To Platform
Ticket Hall Steps To Platform
Ticket Hall Wall
Ticket Hall Wall
Tunnel
Tunnel
Wall Tile Detail
Wall Tile Detail