Here’s a rare look at a secret subway station, also known as City Hall Station, in New York that has been boarded up and closed since 1945. Stepping inside is almost like taking a trip back in time as all of the architecture has been beautifully preserved. Right beyond this station is an underground art gallery that is more creepy than not. Continue reading for more pictures and to find out why it was closed.

The reason for its closure was that newer longer cars were required to match the demand of passengers that passed through the system. But as the stations tracks were severely curved, a dangerous gap between the train doors and the platform was formed making it an unsafe area. This combined with the fact that only about 600 people used it, resulted in its closure with only mythical plans of turning it into a transit museum. But this was never followed through.

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