New York City 2009
New York City | New York
28 Nov 2009 | Sat
Day 04 of 11
Grand Central Terminal New York
Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of the most iconic train stations in the United States. It is located in Midtown Manhattan and operated by Metro North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It serves as a major transportation hub for commuters in the region, as well as a popular tourist destination. The station opened its doors on February 2, 1913 and has since welcomed over 150 million passengers each year.
The building itself is an architectural marvel, featuring a grand main concourse with vaulted ceilings and ornate chandeliers. Other highlights include a historic clock that sits atop the information booth at the center of it all and numerous restaurants and shops throughout the terminal. In addition to regular rail service, Grand Central also hosts special events such as wine tastings, vintage markets, holiday shopping bazaars and more.