Officials said on Thursday that three railroad workers had been suspended for turning a storage room under Grand Central Station in New York into an unauthorized “cavern” with TVs, refrigerators, microwave ovens and futon sofas.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigation It was discovered that Metro-North Railroad managers were not aware of the hidden place under Track 114.
MTA Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny said in a press release: “Many New Yorkers fantasize about drinking a cold beer in a Manhattan real estate, especially the one that is easily accessible.” “But few people command under Grand Central Station. The secret room.”
Three employees (wire workers, carpenter foremen, and electrical foremen) in the North District of the Metro have been suspended without pay and are undergoing disciplinary hearings.
The MTA’s Office of the Inspector General began an investigation after receiving an anonymous report in February 2019. The allegation stated that there was a “human hole” under the Grand Central Station with “couches and flat-screen TVs” inside, and three specific employees would “hang out” And get drunk and party.”
According to the report, investigators found this room with wooden cabinets used to hide TVs and futons.
Railway officials said there is a danger of fire in the space because it will be difficult for rescuers to enter a room without a map.