Grand Central Terminal, also known as Grand Central station or just simply Grand Central is a famous transport terminal in New York City, USA. The building is well known for its stunning architecture. The terminal was completed in 1913 and is adorned with marble floors that extend to marble ticket counters. Its stunning main concourse with the centred four-faced opal clock is capped off by a vaulted ceiling with a mural designed by French painter Paul Cesar Helleu; which has had to undergo multiple repairs since. Its facade is also an iconic symbol of New York, with a granite base and limestone top capped by what is considered as America's greatest sculpture ‘The Glory of Commerce’. Trains have always run from Grand Central but these days only commuter trains run to northern suburbs from its underground. The terminal has been used in many television programs and movies over the years.
The station is served by the subway systems 4, 5, 6. 7 and S lines. You can also get to Grand Central by bus, the M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 buses all travel to and from Grand Central.
Opening Times and Admission
Grand Central is quite a busy sight, along with sightseers it also has pedestrian traffic from people using the terminal for its transport and also using the restaurants, bars and retail that are housed in the building. The terminal is open from 5.30am until 2 am. An Audio Tour system has been set up for visitors, the tour devices are available from 9$ and bookable through the website.