History of the Central Transit Terminal:
The Central Transit Terminal was built in 1963 as a replacement for a sparse train stop that existed at the site previously. The old "rail-stop," as people called it, had become totally inadequate for the bustling, urban area. Linked into the subway system as an afterthought, it was completely above ground, forcing the underground rails to sweep out of the earth to meet the stop. Coupled with surface railings, it was a poor use of the large tract of land, and was a confused mess of intersecting train lines. The Central station reclaimed a large section of land, and placed boarding for the subway back where it belonged, underground.