Catching a train on time should be fairly easy considering that virtually everyone now carries a device in their pocket that is both synced to the internet and has a clock built into it. However, in reality, it’s not that simple, go to any train station in the world and you’ll likely see a person sprinting to catch a train they could have easily caught if they planned a little better. Since this can lead to accidents and unexpected foot races between the more competitive commuters, Grand Central Station has a unique way of slowing people down. All the clocks run a minute fast.
Though a minute doesn’t seem like a long time, it has the subconscious effect of slowing people right the hell down, why? Well this extra minute makes it feel like you have a little more time than you actually do, causing you to rush slightly less. You can argue about whether or not this is a good idea in the comment section if you’d like because the facts really do speak for themselves. GSC is statistically one of the safest stations in the world, so it obviously works somehow. Oh and to keep up the illusion, all of the train run a minute fast too, almost purely to give people trying to cut it fine the time they need to get to the train without body checking someone on the way. Science!