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Jan. 22nd, 2010 | 03:08 pm
posted by: pink_pet in abandonedplaces

The Washington Post today had an article about an abandoned trolley station under Dupont Circle. I've seen the entrances but never knew what it was.

This is right in the heart of DC.

Note that this is not the same as the Dupont Metro (subway) station, which is still in use. It's my understanding that DC used to have an extensive trolley system, but unlike most cities, decided to scrap it entirely when it built its subway system starting in the 1970s.

There's a short video and a couple of pictures. Unfortunately, not that many images of the abandoned station.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/21/AR2010012104802.html

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Jan. 22nd, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
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My friend was trying to get me to go here with him a while ago.

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Dan/Дмитрий

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from: icedrake
date: Jan. 22nd, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Abandoned subway stations are surprisingly common, too. There's Lower Bay station in Toronto. Not abandoned as such, since it's still used for TTC train driver training, but not easily acecssinle to the public, either. And no one really knows what the hell is under the ground in Moscow. Rumours abound of entire secret subway lines, originally built as Party leadership escape routes and accessways to even more secret, luxurious bunkers.

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from: nana_nokoi
date: Jan. 23rd, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
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this is so exciting! i live in dupont circle, and i actually
walk past the very spot they were filming at every day
on my way to and from work. i've always wondered what
was under those grates.

thank you so much for posting this!

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camioflyer

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from: camioflyer
date: Jan. 24th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I've always wanted to go check that station out, but I'm afraid gaining access would be difficult and probably attract unwanted attention.

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from: unmellow_yellow
date: Jan. 25th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
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Wow, that would be a phenomenal find. They scrapped the trolley system for our absolutely horrid metrorail? What a waste!

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