Breakneck Ridge (Metro-North station)

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Breakneck Ridge
Breakneck Ridge train station.jpg
New York-bound Metro-North train passing Breakneck Ridge stop, with the ridge itself in background.
Location 1 Route 9D, one-half mile north of Breakneck Tunnel
Coordinates 41°27′03″N 73°58′58″W / 41.4508°N 73.9829°W / 41.4508; -73.9829Coordinates: 41°27′03″N 73°58′58″W / 41.4508°N 73.9829°W / 41.4508; -73.9829
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 7
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie

The Breakneck Ridge Metro-North Railroad station serves hikers and campers traveling to and from Breakneck Ridge, north of Cold Spring, New York, via the Hudson Line. Trains stop there on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only. It is served by six trains daily on those days, three to Poughkeepsie in the morning and early afternoon, and two to Grand Central Terminal in the afternoon and early evening. It is 55 miles (89 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 28 minutes.

A footpath through low vegetation, starting from a gap in metal guardrails in the foreground, leading to some railroad tracks in front of water in the background. The rear of a sign is on the left, in front of the guardrails, and further back on the right is a large sign in blue type on white explaining that this path is for access to northbound service only and that southbound travelers should go a thousand feet up the road
Path between northbound platform and parking lot

It is located off an embankment from New York State Route 9D, with only one sign (on the east side of the track), merely a small path leading to the overpass and then down to the tracks about a half-mile (1 km) north of the main parking area for the Breakneck Ridge hiking trail. A small, wooden low-level platform permits disembarkation from the front of the last car on the train (i.e. the door one car length from Grand Central Terminal when boarding).

Platform and track configuration[edit]

2 Hudson Line for Grand Central
Empire Service no stop
1 Hudson Line for Poughkeepsie
Empire Service no stop

This station has two low-level side platforms each long enough for one door of one car to receive or discharge passengers. The western platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by northbound trains. The Hudson Line has two tracks at this location.

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