YA SciFi Boy exploring old sections of his city discovers abandoned trains to other cities.

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1skawt
Set 14, 2015, 4:15 am

I had to have read this back in the 80's.

I remember the hero loved exploring unused areas of the city, finds a network of underground trains one of which is still functional.

2amysisson
Set 14, 2015, 4:17 am

Any chance this is Arthur C. Clarke's The City and the Stars?

3amysisson
Set 14, 2015, 4:19 am

From Wikipedia:

All the currently existent people of Diaspar have had past "lives" within Diaspar except one person—Alvin, the main character of this story. He is one of only a very small number of "Uniques", different from everybody else in Diaspar, not only because he does not have any past lives to remember, but because instead of fearing the outside, he feels compelled to leave. Alvin has just come to the age where he is considered grown up, and is putting all his energies into trying to find a way out. Eventually, a character called Khedron the Jester helps Alvin use the central computer to find a way out of the city of Diaspar. This involves the discovery that in the remote past, Diaspar was linked to other cities by an underground transport system. This system still exists although its terminal was covered over and sealed with only a secret entrance left.

4skawt
Set 14, 2015, 4:28 am

Yes, thanks so much!