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Midtown Station Maps

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Does anyone have any plans, drawings, diagrams, maps, charts, etc. of any of the subway stations' layouts in the midtown area.

 

For example:

 

-Times Square

-Grand Central

-Bryant Park

-42 Street Port Authority

-Penn Station

-any of the 14 Street stations

 

A map, showing not only the tracks and platforms, but the network of commuter/passenger/public hallways, corridors, walkways, mezzanines, and the subway lines on each track.

 

Does anyone have any, or an idea of where to find them? NOT the subway track maps, though. I want to see inside Times Sq, Grand Central, or any of them.

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Are you referring to subway stations?

There is no such thing as drawing, plans or maps of these stations.

 

However, Grand Central Terminal (not subway station) has floor plan on it's website.

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Does anyone have any plans, drawings, diagrams, maps, charts, etc. of any of the subway stations' layouts in the midtown area.

 

For example:

 

-Times Square

-Grand Central

-Bryant Park

-42 Street Port Authority

-Penn Station

-any of the 14 Street stations

 

A map, showing not only the tracks and platforms, but the network of commuter/passenger/public hallways, corridors, walkways, mezzanines, and the subway lines on each track.

 

Does anyone have any, or an idea of where to find them? NOT the subway track maps, though. I want to see inside Times Sq, Grand Central, or any of them.

 

Out of curiosity, why do you need these diagrams?

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If there was map of station complex, it might be easy target for terrorist, so there is no station maps.

 

Unfortunately, that's the truth.

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If there was map of station complex, it might be easy target for terrorist, so there is no station maps.

A terrorist with a higher level of sophistication might simply make these maps. I believe there are devices that can work in combination to produce accurate images of any enclosed space and combine the data to produce a 3D map of the entire complex.

 

The kind of map the O.P. was probably looking for are akin to the ones at Canal Street and several lower Manhattan stations. They basically show what streets the platforms are under and how the platforms are connected.

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There ARE maps and plans of the subway stations, how those subway stations interact with the streets above, etc. These kinds of maps and information have been made public before. They are not REALLY THAT DIFFICULT to find for the person that is really interested in such information, or who is simply curious.

 

These days, however simply being curious, just wanting to know -- leads others to suspect that there may be more to the request. Plenty of information that once was seen as harmless, really only available for those who have an interest in "that sort of stuff" now almost becomes "classified" and not available. Not because somebody somewhere has done something really wrong with the information, but just on the grounds that somebody might do something really bad or stupid someday.

 

That's why rail fans who just take photos of trains or rail stations are questioned about "why"are they taking pictures.

 

That's why rail fans who become very familiar with the various classes and features of the rail cars - get placed into the category "folks we wonder about".

 

Just some thoughts to keep in mind.

Mike

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Folks,

 

Here are photos of the maps posted in the NJ Transit section of Penn Station. Several corridors are left off for obvious reasons but these still very helpful for wayfinding. This is especially true when you are going between the subway/train and the street corner you actually want to end up on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn Station overview

 

 

PennStationlayout.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

NJ Transit section

 

 

NJTransitatPenn.jpg

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