Among the most notable of the 147 subway stations in Manhattan are Grand Central Station, Times Square-42nd street, 81st Street-Museum of Natural History and Fulton Center Subway Complex. These stations are among the busiest stations in the city.
Grand Central Station is located at 42nd street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is also one of the busiest and most famous train stations in the country. Grand Central is also a major terminal for the Metro-North Railroad. Built in 1913, the terminal is known for its massive size, impressive architecture and elegant style. The Times Square-42nd Street Station is the busiest subway station in New York City, as it is located underneath Times Square, a major tourist hub packed with entertainment, shopping and dining venues. In keeping with the thousands of elaborate, illuminated signs in Times Square, some of the entrances to the Times Square subway are designed in a similar fashion.
The 81st Street-Museum of Natural History station, located on the Upper West Side, features artistic tiling on the walls, designed to look like the many animals and environments on display at the museum. Opened in 2014, the Fulton Center Subway Complex, which combines five area subway stations in the Financial District, stands out for its futuristic architectural design and modern art in the glass-encased grand atrium.