Croton–Harmon (Metro-North station)
Metro-North Hudson Line station
|Address||1 Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
|Connections||Bee-Line: 10, 11, 14|
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
|Station code||CRT (Amtrak)|
|Owned by||Metro-North Railroad|
|Fare zone||5 (Metro North)|
|Passengers (2006)||875,680 0% (Metro-North)|
|Passengers (2013)||48,694 6.8% (Amtrak)|
The Croton–Harmon Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Croton-on-Hudson, New York via the Hudson Line. It is the main transfer point between the Hudson Line's local and express service, and it is also served by almost all Amtrak trains on the line. Metro-North trains leave for New York City about every 30 minutes. It is 32.5 miles (52.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Travel times to Grand Central range from 42 minutes (super-express runs) to 71 minutes (trains making all local stops).
The Metro-North shops, formerly those of the New York Central Railroad, are located at Croton–Harmon. It is also the northern limit of electrification. Metro-North traditionally hosts an open house of the maintenance facilities every October, though a hiatus of future events may take place due to renovations of the Harmon shops.
During the days of the New York Central Railroad, the station and shops were known as Harmon. Trains continuing north of Harmon, including the flagship 20th Century Limited would exchange their electric locomotive for a steam or diesel locomotive to continue the journey to points north and west.
The Village of Croton-on-Hudson operates the station parking lot. A great number of spots are reserved for long-term permit holders and village residents. There is also ample parking for daily use. The station is easily accessed via the Croton Point Ave exit from US 9.
As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 3368 and there are 1903 parking spots.
Platforms and tracks
|4||■Hudson Line||for Grand Central|
|2||■Hudson Line||for Grand Central|
|■Empire Service||for Penn Station|
|1||■Hudson Line||for Poughkeepsie|
|■Empire Service||for Albany, Niagara Falls, Rutland, Montreal, Toronto, or Chicago|
|3||■Hudson Line||for Poughkeepsie|
The station has three high-level island platforms each 10 cars long. The west platform is between Tracks 2 and 4, the middle platform is between Tracks 1 and 2, and the east platform is between Tracks 1 and 3. The Hudson Line has four tracks.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Metro North's annual open house at Harmon shop
- The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/commutemetro-north.html
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Media related to Croton–Harmon (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Croton-Harmon, NY
- Metro-North Railroad - Croton-Harmon
- List of upcoming Metro-North train arrival and departure times and track assignments from MTA
- The Subway Nut - Croton-Harmon
- Village of Croton Train Station Parking
- Station from Croton Point Avenue from Google Maps Street View