The Grand Central Terminal is a commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The Grand Central is the southern terminus of the Metro-North Railway's Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines, serving the northern part of the New York metropolitan area. It also has links to the New York City subway at Grand Centra 42nd Street Station. This terminal is the third busiest train station in North America, after New York Penn Station and Toronto Union Station.
The distinctive architecture and interior design of the Grand Central Terminal's Station House has earned it many landmark designations, including the National Historic Landmark. Its Beaux-Arts design includes numerous works of art. The Grand Central Terminal is one of the ten most visited tourists in the world, with 22 million visitors in 2013, excluding train and subway passengers. The main event of the terminal is often used as a meeting place, and is especially featured in films and television. The Grand Central Terminal includes a variety of stores and food vendors, including the Food Court at its lower-level settlement.
The Grand Central Terminal was built and named by the New York Central Railroad; He also serves on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and later, New York Central. Opened in 1913, the terminal was built on the site of two predecessor stations of the same name, the first being 1871. Intercity trains were served by the Grand Central Terminal until 1991, when Amtrak began routing its trains through a nearby Penn Station. The East Side Access project, which will bring the Long Island Rail Road service to a new station below the terminal, is expected to be completed in late 2022.