Downtown’s Cortlandt Street R train station has a surprising old New York secret: mosaic tablets telling riders how to get to the Hudson Tubes—one of the early 1900s name for today’s PATH train tunnels.
Until the late 1960s, the Hudson Terminal, which took riders through the Hudson Tubes to points in Hoboken and beyond, was located above ground near Cortlandt Street.
Hudson Tubes signage still exists in other stations too, like at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street.
There the tiles point the way to the H&M Railroad, for Hudson and Manhattan, the line that used the Hudson Tubes.
It’s a much more illustrious name than PATH, no?