The Terminal’s retail tenants will join in the celebration through special promotions and sales activities. Officials say centennial celebration activities are intended to serve the nation, as well as the 750,000 people who use Grand Central Terminal daily, the many tourists who visit each year, and the numerous businesses and institutions located in and near the Terminal. Details about all centennial events will be released at a later date.
Grand Central Terminal is the transportation hub for three of MTA Metro-North Railroad’s lines east of the Hudson River — the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines. As the nation’s largest commuter railroad, Metro-North provided 97 percent on-time service for 82 million people in 2011. Its 5,800 employees operate 720 trains each weekday, serving seven New York counties and two Connecticut counties, and contributing greatly to the vitality of the region and the success of the Terminal.
Funds for the celebration activities will come from private sources. Centennial planners have engaged New York City-based Premier Partnerships to identify and coordinate corporate sponsorship opportunities available during the 2013 celebration.