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Current status[edit https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)&action=edit&section=4 ][hide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)#] [ - v https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line) - t https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line) - e https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)&action=edit ] City Hall Station and vicinity Legend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Railway_line_legend IRT Lexington Avenue Line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line continues north Worth Street https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worth_Street_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge_%E2%80%93_City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line) abandoned platform IRT Broadway – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Broadway_%E2%80%93_Seventh_Avenue_Line Seventh Avenue Line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Broadway_%E2%80%93_Seventh_Avenue_Line storage tracks Fulton Street https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_Street_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line) IRT Lexington Avenue Line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line continues south In April 1995, federal grant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_grant money was sought to reopen the station as a branch of the New York Transit Museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Transit_Museum, which occasionally ran tours of the station as part of its popular "Day 1 of the IRT" and "Beneath City Hall" packages. In late 1998, due to perceived security risks in the area around City Hall after terrorist bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_United_States_embassy_bombings, the station was declared a "highly secure" area by the Giuliani administration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayoralty_of_Rudy_Giuliani. Plans for the museum annex were abandoned and museum tours ceased for several years. On the surface, all that can be seen is a concrete slab inset with glass tiles, the skylights https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylight_(window) for the platform below. This patch of concrete is in the middle of a grove of dogwoods https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogwood in front of City Hall, close to Broadway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_(Manhattan). However, for the 2004 Centennial Celebration, one of the street entrances was restored (and presently resembles a modern station entrance), and the station was opened for the duration of the celebration. Otherwise, the station is now used only as an emergency exit. As of 2006, tours of the station are once again being conducted,[14] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)#cite_note-14 by the staff of the Transit Museum.[15] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)#cite_note-15 However, at present, tours are only open to registered members of the museum and require advance payment and reservations. The station can also be seen by passengers who choose to keep riding the 6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_(New_York_City_Subway_service) <6> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6d_(New_York_City_Subway_service) services as they travel around the loop to head back uptown. The loop track is classified as revenue track, and the newest announcement programs on the R142A subway cars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R142A_(New_York_City_Subway_car), some of which are used on the 6 <6> services, announce at Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge_%E2%80%93_City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line): "This is the last downtown stop on this train. The next stop will be Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall on the uptown platform." A further announcement follows, warning passengers to remain inside the car at all times.[16] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)#cite_note-ny1-16 However, the R62A https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R62A_(New_York_City_Subway_car) cars also on the 6 <6> services use manual announcements, and thus may not announce this.[17] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line)#cite_note-17