City Hall IRT Station

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City Hall IRT Station

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:50 pm

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"Once upon a time" I knew this station was there, as the IRT, when I lived in NY '62 and '63, was really the only line on which I felt "comfortable" (residing at @ 77th & Lex - IRT), I feared "getting lost" on the BMT and IND.

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Re: City Hall IRT Station

Post by newkirk » Sun May 12, 2019 2:22 pm

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Re: City Hall IRT Station

Post by umtrr-author » Mon May 13, 2019 9:27 am

Apparently you can ride through the station on the #6. Just stay on at Brooklyn Bridge heading "southbound", ignoring the "this train is out of service" announcement. (Which may have been changed to "next stop Brooklyn Bridge Northbound platform" according to a comment on the NY Times piece.)

The station is not lit except for "special runs" like those hosted by the NY Transit Museum, but it's still possible to see a little bit of the former glory.

Next time I'm in the area, I'm going to try to do this myself.
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Re: City Hall IRT Station

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Mon May 13, 2019 3:53 pm

Crews don't clean out trains at Brooklyn Bridge. Ride to your heart's content. I suggest being in the head car - while the R62s don't have the RFW - the slot in the cab door doesn't have the glass that distorts your view like the newer equipment, and instead of squinting through the windows on the side of the car, you at least get some light from the headlights.
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Re: City Hall IRT Station

Post by Allan » Mon May 13, 2019 4:45 pm

I, on the other hand, recommend that you use the side windows in the 7th, 8th or 9th cars. The train will be traveling slowly through the station and will have restrictive signals ahead as it gets closer to the uptown Brooklyn Bridge platform so if the train has to stop then those cars may still be in the station for a minute or so. You will be able to get a good (and longer) view of the station.

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Re: City Hall IRT Station

Post by Kilo Echo » Tue May 14, 2019 10:42 am

I just did this the other day. I can't recall seeing a #6 train without at least a couple of passengers—some with expensive cameras—aboard for the loop through City Hall station. Some out-of-towners, on the other hand, remain on board by mistake.
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