City Hall Station
City Hall Station, located in New York, New York was completed in 1904. It was retired in 1945 due to small capacity and inability to accommodate newer, longer passenger trains.
Bay Lower, in Toronto, Ontario, was a 500ft-long subway station constructed in 1966. It was originally designed as a source of relief for high traffic on the Bloor-Danforth line, but ultimately abandoned since it was found to be too confusing for commuters. Today, the station is used for training.
The Cincinnati Subway, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the longest abandoned subway tunnel in the United States. Originally designed to be an upgrade for the city’s streetcar system, in 1928 the project was deemed too expensive during construction and was never completed.
Washington State Subway Station
Built in 1943, Chicago’s Washington State Subway Station was more than 3,500 feet in length. In 2006, extensive renovation projects for the station began. When the project exceeded its budget by $100 million, officials decided to abandon the project for the time being. In 2009, the subway station’s name was officially erased from transit maps.
Chamberi Station, one of the first stations on the Metro de Madrid opened in Madrid in 1917. The station closed in 1996 since it could not accommodate longer trains carrying more passengers. In 2008, the station reopened as a metro museum.
When a large part of a road collapsed into a tunnel in 1928, officials in Oslo, Norway, decided to put in a subway station. The station closed in 1985 when it could no longer accommodate newer, longer trains and did not have the room to expand.
Paris’s Haxo Station was built in the 1920s as a unidirectional station with a singular platform. The station was never completed as it was found to be impractical and unprofitable due to its limited capabilities.