Underground Tour of the NYC Subway!

Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past, present and future transit hubs of lower Manhattan. Untapped Cities’ tour guide Justin Rivers will give an exploratory history of the subway, from its groundbreaking in 1900 to the soon-to-open Second Avenue subway line.

Underground Tour of the NYC Subway


  • Take an in-depth look at the art and architecture of the Fulton Center hub
  • Explore the secrets inside the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub and oculus
  • Learn about Lowline Lab, the world’s first underground park
  • Visit an abandoned platform of the Chambers Street Station

Price: $35 (+ fees)
What to wear: 
Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs
What to know: Requires 2 metro card swipes

NOTE: This tour will stop in stations that are all open to the public. It does not visit the abandoned City Hall station, but we will provide tips on how to see it.

1-World Trade Center Transportation Hub-Oculus-Opening-NYC-2World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava

Fulton Street Station-Oculus-Sky Reflector-Net-Subway Tour- Past, Present and Future of the NYC SubwayNYC-Untapped Cities_1Sky Reflector Net in Fulton Center

1-Subway Tour- Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway-Untapped Cities-Fulton Street Mural-Hotel McAlpinjpgThe story behind the art in the Fulton Street station

An abandoned subway platform

3-Subway Tour-NYC-Untapped Cities_2Remnants of the original subway lines

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Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

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