NYC Subway Tunnel Exploring

Below you will find an abbreviated listing of some of the hundreds of clandestine explorations we have made within the NYC subway system over the last 20 years. We carry on a tradition of exploring these tunnels that dates back to the first days of subway operation, and continued on by early formers and later, the graffiti artists who explored tunnels looking for lay up trains to bomb.

Many of the names and other identifying characteristics of these locations have been purposefully obscured for safety and security sake, while other well documented spots (such as the abandoned stations) are freely named.

The subway tunnels of NYC are a dark, dirty, often deadly place. We suggest that you do not enter these tunnels ( it is after all "illegal"), but if you find yourself compelled to, study these tunnels well before you make the jump off the platform. Ride the train and watch from the windows. Observe. Learn. Only through strict self guided education will you learn the ways of the subway tunnel exploring Jedi.

For a more complete guide to exploring NYC's subway tunnels, we humbly suggest picking up this book.

137th street Subway Yard

The 137th street subway yard is one of the few subway yards built in NYC that is entirely underground.

The L is not Future Proof

The L train was not designed for the future.

Abandoned 63rd street platform & Mezzanine, Circa 2004

An early morning walk, leading to never seen before discoveries.

The abandoned Canal Street J/M/Z platform

For whatever reason I’ve never bothered to post photos of this station, despite myself and Ntwrkguy being the first to explore the place mere hours after it closed.

Abandoned Station Entrance: 21st Van Alst

A few weeks after 9/11, we conducted a fairly brazen raid on the abandoned mezzanine and entrance of this station located along the G line in LIC. We had to tactically evade police when leaving, but it was well worth the effort.

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel (aka Cobble Hill Tunnel)

The Atlantic Avenue tunnel is so well known that it barely needs an introduction. For anyone that doesn’t know, this is the oldest subway tunnel in the world. Built by the LIRR in 1844, it was only used until 1861. There’s all kinds of stories of authorities looking for spies and German bomb makers in […]

The Express Stop That Never Was

The tunnels of the NYC subway system are dark and full of mystery.

An evening stroll

I told my wife I was going out for a walk… I didn’t mention it would be underground.