6. There’s An Abandoned Level

This is the lower level of the A/C/E track although it never operated as part of the IND or IRT system. It was used between 1959 and 1981 as the origin for the special Aqueduct Racetrack train. The entrances had been long sealed and one platform was located underneath the downtown local track, another beneath the island platform. Portions of the tunnels in this abandoned level were converted into the new 7 line extension to Hudson Yards.

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Abandoned Chambers Street platform

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