All aboard. Hogwarts Express is now leaving from New York’s 14th Street Union Square Station. The 9 ¾ symbol appeared on the 14th St. Union Square subway sign Sunday night. The marker is in the MTA standard fashion of any NY subway line.
For anyone who is not a Harry Potter fan or doesn’t know the significance of the magical 9 ¾ number, it is the platform for students traveling to the magical academy, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students would search for the portal, which is an enchanted brick wall, and charge the wall at full speed. They would end up on the other side’s platform packed with wand-wielding witches and wizards.