Grand Central Station: The Largest Railway Station in The World


Grand Central Station Front Outside
Grand Central Station Front Outside

The Avengers, Men In Black and Superman films, makes Grand Central Station as a shooting location, what is the feature of this station? Grand Central Station is a train station which is located at 87 E 42nd Street, Midtown Manhattan, New York. Grand Central Station has 67 railroads and 26 of which are underground. Size of Grand Central Station reached 19 hectares, this makes it the largest railway station in the world.

The station serves train ride from the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess in the New York area as well as Fairfield and New Haven in Connecticut. World travel magazine Travel + Leisure called the Grand Central Station as “the world’s number six most visited tourist attraction” for the grandeur and sophistication.

Upon entering the Grand Central Station, you will be in a spacious room measuring 84 meters x 37 meters. Then look large American flag that hung in the middle of the room as a symbol of the hardness of the post-September 11, 2001.

Grand Central Station Interior

Grand Central Station Interior. Img Via: ispynyc.wordpress.com

Outside the station, there is a giant clock which is decorated with statues of figures of Greek mythology, namely Minerva, Hercules and Mercury. A timepiece is very iconic and became the trademark of Grand Central Station.

While at Grand Central Station, do not miss to shop. There are many shops selling souvenirs, you can find here, among others, Kidding Around Toys, Grande Harvest Wines, Grand Central Optical, Central Watch, Apple Store and Lilac Chocolates. For those of you who feel hungry before or after a train ride, it can be stopped at the Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C and much more.

Grand Central Station Statue At Night

Grand Central Station Statue At Night

The grandeur of Grand Central Station does not escape from the Hollywood movie makers. Many movies and television shows that take pictures at this station, some of which are The Freshman, Friends with Benefits, The Bone Collector, Around The World in 80 Days,  Gossip Girl, The Avengers, Falling in Love, Loser, Hackers, Superman The Movie, I Am Legend, Unbreakable, Madagascar, Step Up 3,  Men In Black, and The Taking of Pelham 123.

For those of you who want to visit Grand Central Station by public transport, you can use the subway 4, 5, 6, 7 and lane S. Alternatively, you can also use the bus M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42.

Grand Central Station Front Outside

Grand Central Station Front Outside

Grand Central Station Outside At Night

Grand Central Station Outside At Night. Img Via: timeout.com

Grand Central Station Inside Photo

Grand Central Station Inside Photo. Img Via: pursuitist.com

Grand Central Station New York

Grand Central Station New York. Img Via: krissacurran.wordpress.com

Grand Central Station Clock

Grand Central Station Clock. Img Via: hyperallergic.com

Grand Central Station Ceiling

Grand Central Station Ceiling. Img Via: peteradamsphoto.com

Grand Central Station Train

Grand Central Station Train. Img Via: zealnyc.com

Grand Central Station New York Inside

Grand Central Station New York Inside. Img Via: travelandleisure.com

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