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A hidden ghost tunnel is reopening under Central Park in December

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Jillian Anthony

A half-mile stretch of train tunnel built 40 years ago by the MTA will soon be reopened after lying silent and ghostlike for almost twenty years.

Resting between 57th and 63rd Streets and Seventh and Lexington Avenues, the tunnel that was first built in the early 1970s has rarely been used and was only on subway maps briefly in '95 and '98, Quartz's Mike Murphy reports, after some good detective work with the archives department of the New York Transit Museum. But come December, if you're on a northbound N, Q or R train from 57th Street, you'll be tumbling through it. Of course, between trying to ignore your fellow passengers and block out all sound you probably won't even notice. 

Still, with work continuing on the Second Avenue line, the Q should be rerouted to run along the Upper East Side line by December if all goes according to plan (check out a what the new subway map will look like). A new W train will run to Queens.

 Yet another train you'll likely miss by seconds.

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