Subway stations are typically crowded with people trying to get from one place to the other. So when they shut down and have been left abandoned for years, they look especially eerie. Imagine what once was while looking at these photos of retired subway stations around the world.
City Hall Plaza, Boston
A few people explore this abandoned subway tunnel under City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. It was first opened in 1898 and was part of America’s first subway line connecting Scollay Square Station to Adams Square station near City Hall. It was closed in 1963. This is where subway trains go when they’ve retired.
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Here are some of the vintage posters that were left intact at London’s Aldwych station. Aldwych is one of London’s many “ghost stations,” which are subway stations that closed because not many people used them or they never opened.