NPR logo

Cincinnati's Mythical Subway System

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1943231/1943232" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Cincinnati's Mythical Subway System

Cincinnati's Mythical Subway System

Cincinnati's Mythical Subway System

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1943231/1943232" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR's Ben Gilbert reports on the abandoned, but nearly complete, Cincinnati subway system. More than two miles of tunnels and three stations were constructed nearly 80 years ago to alleviate traffic congestion. The money ran out in 1927, but now groups offer tours of the system that's been a source of popular myth and legend for generations of Cincinnatians.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.