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These Pictures of an Abandoned Grand Central Terminal and Empty New York City Subways Are Slightly Creepy

Grand Central Terminal closed early on October 28, 2012 in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows the largely empty Terminal after the last trains had departed. Metro-North Railroad took the opportunity to scrub the floors of the lower level dining concourse. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City has some incredible pictures posted on their Flickr page showing the abandoned transportation system hours before Hurricane Sandy hits the area. For anyone who has ever been to New York or even seen movies of the bustling metropolis, the pictures are slightly creepy and even reminiscent of the abandoned Chinese ghost cities.

You can see them below:

Grand Central Terminal closed early on October 28, 2012 in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows the largely empty Terminal after the last trains had departed. Metro-North Railroad took the opportunity to scrub the floors of the lower level dining concourse. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

Grand Central Terminal closed early on October 28, 2012 in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows the largely empty Terminal after the last trains had departed. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

Grand Central Terminal closed early on October 28, 2012 in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows the largely empty Terminal after the last trains had departed. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

Grand Central Terminal closed early on October 28, 2012 in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows the largely empty Terminal after the last trains had departed. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

The New York City Subway system suspended service starting at 7 p.m. on October 28, 2012, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows Times Square, normally the busiest station in the system. The previous systemwide suspension of service took place in August 2011 for Tropical Storm Irene. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

The New York City Subway system suspended service starting at 7 p.m. on October 28, 2012, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows Times Square, normally the busiest station in the system. The previous systemwide suspension of service took place in August 2011 for Tropical Storm Irene. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

The New York City Subway system suspended service starting at 7 p.m. on October 28, 2012, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This photo shows Times Square, normally the busiest station in the system. The previous systemwide suspension of service took place in August 2011 for Tropical Storm Irene. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

Sandbags are piled in front of the entrance to 2 Broadway, the headquarters for MTA New York City Transit, MTA Bridges and Tunnels and MTA Capital Construction.Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Nelson Ortiz.

Penn Station was closed on October 28, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approached New York. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

Grand Central Terminal closed on October 28, 2012, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

The last train to leave Grand Central Terminal on October 28, 2012, left from Track 18 at 7:10 p.m. It was a Stamford local. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

 

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