Ghost Stations: 9 Abandoned Subways and Rapid Transit Systems

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Ghost stations and abandoned subways are often considered the holy grail of urban exploration.  Despite the grandeur and eerie mystery of many abandoned railway stations, it’s the hidden, lost places beneath that really capture the imagination of urban explorers.  Some subway stations have been closed for so long that talk of them has become urban legend.  This article examines some very real destinations, some of which haven’t been explored for generations.

Abandoned subways range from shallow cut-and-cover routes to deep level subterranean platforms accessed by decaying corridors and seemingly endless stairways.  In some cases their tracks have been lifted.  In others they remain in situ, largely inaccessible within sealed tunnels.  Some have been used for urban art exhibits, sanctioned and unsanctioned, while others hide vintage artistic treasures lost for generations (click Next).


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  • PeteG

    Once went into the old subway beneath the Central Parkway in Cincinnati, 50 years ago;lots of cold war supplies as i recall.

  • IB

    The closed off platform at Aldwych station is now used as the shooting range for King’s College Rifle Shooting club!

  • eli   ex yugoslavia  air base

  • Richard Troost

    Very interesting. We have got in Rotterdam the underground from 1968 and we have got no closed stations.

  • ChactFecker

    London Tube is NOT the deepest underground transit system in the world; that “honor” goes to the Pyongyang metro in DPRK. You may want to check your facts.

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