If you’re a fan of subways, transit or train stations, a destination that should be on your bucket list is the original City Hall Station in New York City. This is one of the original subway stations built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and is part of today’s Lexington Avenue #6 line. You can pass through the station on a train with a “insider’s” tip, but the only way to get on the platform is by a tour with the NYC Transit Museum.
Tours are organized by the museum about a half-dozen times a year and due to their scarcity are “hot tickets” to get. First, you have to be a member of the museum to be eligible to buy one, and then it’s first come, first served on their website the day tickets are released. Securing one feels like getting a hot rock concert or Broadway theater ticket. My ticket wasn’t official until I had sent back a signed waiver as well as a background check release form. I don’t know if this is standard on all tours, but this tour is underground near the active and public NY City Hall building so I could understand the security concerns of our present world.