Rochester Subway

The Rochester Subway ran from 1927 to 1956. Although some parts of the subway were used until the 1970s for freight traffic, the passenger service was abandoned due to limited financial resources and newer transportation systems in the city. The remaining tunnel can be seen from various locations near the Genesee River.

There is an entrance to the subway behind the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on South Avenue. The subway goes under the Rundel Memorial Library Building and then under the Broad Street Bridge. This sunlit part of the subway tunnel contains a lot of intresting grafitti and beautiful arches. The tunnel continues into a very dark section which travels under the Gannett Building and continues west to an entrance off of West Broad Street. To explore this part of the tunnel, a good flashlight is needed.

Address: From behind the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on South Avenue to the intersection of Brown and Broad streets.

Wiki on the Rochester Subway

Rochester Subway Site

Picture of inside the Rochester Subway tunnel Picture of outside the Rochester Subway tunnel
Picture of grafitti inside the Rochester Subway tunnel Picture of skeleton inside the Rochester Subway tunnel
Picture of the east entrance to the Rochester Subway tunnel Picture of the west entrance to the Rochester Subway tunnel