Grand Central Madison opened

Grand Central Madison is Now Open in NYC

Grand Central Madison, located on the west side of the historic Grand Central Terminal, under Vanderbilt Avenue is now open.

With the opening of Grand Central Madison, Long Island Rail Road service will go directly to Manhattan’s east side for the first time ever. Trains will run seven days a week between Jamaica and Grand Central Madison, giving you a chance to explore the new terminal and its route.

The station will be open on weekdays from 6:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on weekends from 6:45 a.m. to midnight.

When full service begins, the station will be closed every day from 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. During those hours, all Long Island Rail Road service will go to Penn Station. 

The Ticket Office, ticketed waiting area, nursing room, and customer service office are located at 47th Street. You’ll find restrooms, ticket machines, and digital signs throughout the concourse. Shops and restaurants will open on this level in the future.  

There are no waiting areas or restrooms in the platform areas, so we recommend waiting at the concourse level until your train has been announced. 

The station is home to several new artworks by world-renowned artists. There are two large-scale, site-specific murals by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, and American artist Kiki Smith. The station also features digital artwork by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Jordan Brauner, and Red Nose Studio; and an exhibit curated by the International Center of Photography featuring photographs by Paul Pfeiffer. 

Photo credit: AA

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