Millions of people rely on the New York City subway system to get them where they need to go and typical delays aside, the subway system does a pretty good job of shuffling New Yorkers and tourists around to their various destinations. For those not used to its charms, however, the subway can be pretty… disgusting. Generally we recommend touching as little as possible while navigating the tunnels and subway cars beneath Manhattan, but now there’s finally something down there that subway goers will want to put their hands all over.
As noted by Gizmodo on Wednesday, New York City has finally finished deploying huge touchscreen subway maps in Grand Central Station. They come about six months later than the City had planned, but they’re here nonetheless and Gizmodo spent some hands-on time playing with them.
A video showing two of the 18 “On the Go” subway map kiosks now present in Grand Central follows below.