26 August 1878
| IRT Grand Central Terminal Shuttle|
2 side platforms
1 island platform
December 6, 1923; 93 years ago (December 6, 1923)
Grand Central (IRT elevated station) Wikipedia
Grand Central was the terminal for some trains of the IRT Third Avenue Line. It was part of the original Third Avenue El, which opened on Monday, August 26, 1878, and not only served Grand Central Terminal, but its two predecessors, Grand Central Station (1899-1913) and Grand Central Depot (1871-1899). When the El opened north of 42nd Street nearly a month later, this segment was reduced to a shuttle, which connected to the mainline at 42nd Street. This station had two tracks and one island platform and two side platforms, all connected at the west end. In 1904, Interborough Rapid Transit opened the Grand Central Subway station, which gained platforms for the IRT Flushing Line in 1915, and new platforms for the expanded IRT Lexington Avenue Line in 1918, the same year the original platforms at the station were converted for the 42nd Street Shuttle. By this time, the El station became obsolete and it was closed on December 6, 1923.