Grand Central Terminal is a majestic Beaux-Arts architectural masterpiece with 44 train platforms operated by Metro-North Railroad, a central subway station in Midtown Manhattan with access to the 4, 5, 6, S, and 7 subway lines, 68 shops, 35 dining options, and about 75 events annually. 750,000 visitors pass through daily. History Established in 1913. Opened to the public in 1913 thanks to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, this historic train terminal is a world-famous landmark in Midtown. Its history is a story of immense wealth and great engineering, but also a story of survival and rebirth. It's now the home of Metro-North Railroad, a subway station, iconic restaurants, shops, and the world's most alluring Apple Store. For those with a passion for history, take yourself on a tour of these secrets of Grand Central: The Clock, The Main Concourse Ceiling, The Whispering Gallery, and The Largest Tiffany Glass Clock in the World.