Crestwood (Metro-North station)
|Address||1 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY, 10707
|Platforms||1 island platform
1 side platform
|Rebuilt||1911, 1928, 1971, 1989|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
|Passengers (2006)||414,960 0%|
The Crestwood Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Crestwood, NY, which is a neighborhood which straddles the city of Yonkers and the village of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York via the Harlem Line. It is 16.7 miles (26.9 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Crestwood is the northernmost station at a three-track section of line which ends north of the station, which gives the station the distinction of serving as a northern terminal for many trains during rush hours.
The Harlem Line of the Metro-North commuter railroad runs along the Bronx River and has two stops in the Village of Tuckahoe. Since both stations could not be named "Tuckahoe," the southern station down by the Village Hall is named "Tuckahoe" and the northern station "Crestwood".
As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1,596, and there are 283 parking spots. This station is the first/last station in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.
Originally built by the New York Central Railroad sometime in 1901, the station's canopy was rebuilt in 1911, then faced a major redesign in 1928. The Crestwood railroad station is depicted in the painting "Commuter" by Norman Rockwell and was featured on the cover of the November 16, 1946 edition of the Saturday Evening Post. In Norman Rockwell's depiction, you can see commuters approaching from the Crestwood side of the station. As with the rest of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed it into a Penn Central station, which received platform extensions in 1971. Penn Central commuter service was gradually merged with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and officially became part of Metro-North in 1983. In the Spring of 1989, the platforms were reconstructed again, along with those of Fleetwood, Bronxville, and Tuckahoe stations.
Platform and track configuration
This station has two slightly offset high-level platforms each 12 cars long. The western one is an island platform adjacent to Tracks 2 and 4 and generally used by southbound trains. The eastern one is a side platform adjacent to Track 1 and generally used by northbound trains.
- New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
- Crestwood Railroad Station (Library of Congress: American Memory, Page 4)
- Hershenson, Roberta (December 19, 1993). "Uncertain Future of a Cherished Station". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- Crestwood Railroad Station (Library of Congress: American Memory, Page 5)
- Harlem Line Schedule History (iRide the Harlem Line)
- Media related to Crestwood (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Metro-North Railroad - Crestwood
- List of upcoming train departure times and track assignments from MTA
- Columbus Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- April 26, 1964 NYC Harlem Division Timetable including Crestwood (Eastchester) Station