Abandoned subway station
Abandoned subway station - the holy grail for lovers of urban studies dungeon diggers. Some of these stations have been closed for decades and are not investigated, and has already overgrown with legends. I suggest you take a trip into the bowels of the subways, ghosts, and find out what secrets they currently hold.
All of these subway differ long route, deep corridors, but each of them have one thing in common - there have long reigns desolation. Most of them are closed to human observation, tunnels and entrances bricked up, and only the most advanced diggers know how to get here. Some stations were used as platforms for urban places, and some are fraught with secrets and riddles of the ancient treasures lost here. Let's start from the beginning.
Abandoned London Underground
No longer in the world of the metro, which lies deeper than London, is popularly known as the Tube (TheTube). It is the oldest and second largest subway system in the world, after Shanghai. There are about 40 abandoned platforms, one of the most famous, but almost unexplored - Eldvich (Aldwych), functioning from 1907 to 1994, and the protection Londoners during the bombing in 1940.
Log into the station depth sealed because Eldvich preserved in the same form in which and was in the '40s. There are many labyrinths and passageways - some of which were used until the station is not closed in 1994, some were closed to passengers in 1917, and some have never opened. Somewhere in the depths of their corridors Eldvich flows smoothly into the next station, which will be discussed in our collection.
Kingsway Station (Kingsway) In London
Until the 1950s, the tram line ran through the Kingsway subway tunnels under the river. Abandoned for decades, the plant loses its traces in the plexus depth tunnels. Kingsway, as well as Eldvich frozen in time.
Notting Hill Gate Station
This subway station is operational, but even in these stations have nooks hidden from the eyes of passengers. After a recent renovation, the station opened a small lift pass, decorated with old posters advertising films Rita Hayworth and David Niven. The passage was closed for more than half a century ago, when instead of elevators and escalators were built.
Paris Metro Station Ghost
Paris subway beautifully decorated in Art Nouveau style, not as big as London, but has a larger number of stations around 300. Not surprisingly, there are also a number of abandoned, most of which was closed at the beginning of World War II, and never We did not open. But the station of Saint-Martin (below the photo) is still used for a short time before you sink into oblivion. Now the station is the most popular object of study diggers after the Paris catacombs, closely intertwined with the city sewer system.
In some cases, as with the stations of Victor Hugo and Porte de Versella were built new platforms for longer trains, while older simply abandoned. Gare du Nord station, abandoned in 1942, was re-opened, where students train-drivers.
Station City Hall in New York
New York City subway - the fifth largest in the world system load with 468 stations, working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As in London, Paris, there are plenty of abandoned stations, but none of them does not hit as much as City Hall.
The station was planned as the largest and most central part of the New York City subway system, but it turned out differently in reality. Beautiful, in particular rounded station line played tricks on her, making financial unusable. Because of this, the platform failed to extend and adapt to a new generation of trains. As a result, the station closed City Hall December 31, 1945, but is still used in part as a cross-cutting №6 train line, so that you still able to see once the most gorgeous, and now the most famous ghost town line.
Lower Bay subway station in Toronto
Opened in 1954, with four lines and 69 stations, the Toronto subway is not as big as Paris, London and New York City subway. But even here there are several abandoned stations. The most famous is abandoned station under current operating Bay, known as Lower Bay. Opened in 1966, it was used only 6 months. Forgotten for 45 years, the station was used for the filming of movies, the most famous of which is Joe Mnemonic. Currently, its entrance bricked up, and installed surveillance cameras. Despite this, the station opened for visits in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Tours in the dungeon in Cleveland, Ohio
The metro system is also in Cleveland, where falling demand for this type of transport has led to the closure of a number of stations. There are many tunnels of the early 20th century, was chosen by the researchers urban depths. The city authorities have found out about it, and began to organize tourist tours in the cave, which is already visited by several thousand people.
Cincinnati metro system The only city in the world where not just a few abandoned stations and completely all the underground system. While other cities are trying to develop the low-cost and environmentally friendly mode of transport, Cincinnati has a finished system of metro 4 stations that never once did not take passengers. We began to build the subway here in the early 20th century, but came the Great Depression, then the Second World, and then began to increase the number of cars. Numerous attempts to restore the system Underground nor to no avail. But here also conduct tours for everyone - historians, diggers and visitors.
Abandoned Underground Rochester, NY
Again, we go to New York. Existing from 1927 until 1956, the Rochester metro was designed to ease traffic jams on city roads. But the venture failed, the citizens en masse preferred car to public transport. Sustaining these tunnels out of more than $ 1, 2 million a year, and the city authorities finally decided to bury some of them - work began in 2010, when the end is unknown. Personally, I this place reminded the city of Centralia in United States, which became the prototype of the famous game Silent Hill.
There are abandoned metro station in Moscow, for example Volokolamskaya station, or stations of the Soviet or Kaluga. But they are very little reliable information as well as access to the Moscow metro meticulously closed and most of the information is classified.