Grand Central Terminal
Opened to the public on February 2, 1913, Grand Central is a world-famous landmark and transportation hub in Midtown Manhattan. Its rich history is a story of immense wealth and great engineering, but also of survival and rebirth.
Today, the beaux-arts landmark is a retail and dining destination as well as the home of the MTA Metro-North Railroad and a subway station serving the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S subway lines.
Grand Central Terminal goes by many names, including Grand Central, the Terminal, and GCT. Just don’t call us “Grand Central Station”—that refers to the US Post Office down the street or the subway station below.
One of Grand Central’s main attractions, the four-faced opal clock, sits in the center of the Main Concourse above the Information Booth and is often the meeting place for visitors and locals alike. You know you’re a New Yorker when you’ve told a friend to “meet me at the clock”!
With 750,000 visitors every day, Grand Central Terminal is one of the most-visited destinations in New York City, second only to Times Square. Explore the numerous passages of this architectural wonder to discover not only its fascinating history and convenient transportation options, but also its many iconic shops and restaurants.
Visit Grand Central to experience the best of NYC under one magnificent roof.
MTA Metro-North Railroad, the largest passenger railroad in North America, is the steward of Grand Central. Three main lines east of the Hudson River—the Hudson, the Harlem, and the New Haven—operate out of Grand Central Terminal. Metro-North runs service between Grand Central Terminal in New York City and its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, including Port Jervis, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, White Plains, and Wassaic in New York and New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, and New Haven in Connecticut. There are 124 stations on Metro-North Railroad’s five active lines which operate on more than 775 miles (1,247 km) of track. The railroad carries about 267,000 people a day.
The first trains arrive in Grand Central at 5:30AM and the last trains leave the Terminal at 2AM. On weekdays, peak-period trains east of the Hudson River run every 20-30 minutes; off-peak trains run every 30-60 minutes; and weekend trains run hourly.
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Looking to rent retail space in the Terminal, advertise in the Main Concourse, host an event in Vanderbilt Hall, or film your movie in an iconic location like the Oyster Bar? Let us help direct you to the right place.
Community and Partnerships
Active participants in the thriving Midtown Manhattan community, Grand Central Terminal and MTA Metro-North Railroad take pride in their local partnerships.