Grand Central Trains and Tracks
Grand Central Terminal is a famous NYC landmark in Midtown Manhattan.
First and foremost, Grand Central Station is where NYC subway trains originate and terminate. Based on the number of platforms it features, Grand Central Terminal is the largest train station in the world, with 44.
Unlike other NY subway stations, Grand Central labels it tracks from east to west, with track 11 on the upper concourse being the train that runs farthest east, and the 44 track running farthest west. There are more passenger NY trains that depart from the lower concourse, and are also numbered east to west.
For NYC subway schedules, routes, stations and more, check out the NYC subway map on NYCTourist.
Grand Central Terminal: NYC Landmark
Grand Central Station has undergone a number of renovations and restorations over the years.
Having stood in Midtown Manhattan since 1871, Grand Central Station has undergone a number of renovations and restorations over the years. In the 1960's, this famous NYC landmark was nearly torn down, but with the help of first-lady Jacqueline Kennedy, it was designated as a historic American landmark.
Renovations at the Grand Central Terminal were completed in 1998, and once more in 2007, with this Beaux-Arts NY landmark receiving an extensive cleaning of its ceiling. The Grand Central ceiling features a huge astronomical mural, a fact that was larely missed by Grand Central passengers for many years. In fact, if you want to see the old color of the Grand Central ceiling, there's still one tile that remains near the Michael Jordan Steakhouse NY Restaurant.
Much of the Grand Central Terminal facade in New York City is decorated with famous NYC art statues and brilliant bronze and gold accents. Enjoy a walk around Grand Central, and take in its beautiful NY statues and the extensive number of shops and NY restaurants at this famous New York landmark.