Crestwood (Metro-North station)

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Crestwood
Crestwood Metro North1.jpg
Tuckahoe Village/Crestwood Plaza sign along the Wassaic-bound platform.
Location 1 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY, 10707
Coordinates 40°57′32″N 73°49′15″W / 40.9590°N 73.8209°W / 40.9590; -73.8209Coordinates: 40°57′32″N 73°49′15″W / 40.9590°N 73.8209°W / 40.9590; -73.8209
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
1 side platform
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking 283 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1901
Rebuilt 1911, 1928, 1971, 1989
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Yonkers Park
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 414,960 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The Crestwood Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Crestwood and Tuckahoe, New York via the Harlem Line. It is 16.7 miles (26.9 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Crestwood is the northernmost station of the triple-track segment of the Harlem Line, and is consequently the first/last stop outside New York city limits for many Harlem Line express trains.

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" after the adjoining residential neighborhood of Crestwood, Yonkers.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1,596, and there are 283 parking spots.[1] This station is the first/last station in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Recently,[when?] a commercial for Cablevision's iO Digital Cable Service was filmed at this station.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

4 Harlem Line for Grand Central
2 Harlem Line for Grand Central
1 Harlem Line for Wassaic

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.

Parking at the station is available on Columbus Avenue halfway between Fisher Avenue and Lincoln Avenue along the northbound platforms, and off of the Thompson Street interchange of the Bronx River Parkway along the southbound platforms.

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