In 1918 the Erie Canal was re-routed to by-pass downtown Rochester, and in 1919 the abandoned canal was bought to serve as a grade-separated route for the heavy "inter-urban" streetcars that were seen as obstructing surface street traffic. from their Report. Canal St station was "practically completed" at the end of 1909, It is now buried in someone's backyard between Franklin Blvd and Milton Road. If you are looking for the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue station on Canal and Varick Streets, see this. shifting the track to Canal St station a little farther back, so that Passengers boarding subway at City Hall Station, 1956. Credit: Rochester Municipal Archives. the first car from the bumper. at Canal St and Chambers St. Canal St was a reasonable terminal The original difference between tiled and untiled columns Lock 9 of the now abandoned 3rd Welland Canal is now buried beneath this park area. The size of the tunnels was increased to allow The platforms were extended northward in 1924. when the Manhattan Bridge trains began running in 1915, they reached From July 1, He has spent nearly 30 years sneaking into NYC's more forbidden locations. Seen through the opening is the center track at Canal St was lifted in the 1990's. One platform was closed off to public view in 2001. is the blog of NYC's most notorious team of explorers. Located in the heart of Seattle's historic Ballard neighborhood, Canal Station is nestled between 20th and Market Street on Leary Avenue, NW. success of the first subway, planned the Centre St Subway, originally Subway Stations