Fordham (Metro-North station)

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Fordham
Fordham Station (11355254363).jpg
The station building in 2013.
Station statistics
Address 417 East Fordham Road (190th Street)
Fordham, Bronx, New York 10458
Coordinates 40°51′42″N 73°53′26″W / 40.861534°N 73.890561°W / 40.861534; -73.890561
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit NYCT Bus; Bx1, Bx2, Bx9, Bx12, Bx12 Select Bus Service, Bx17, Bx22, Bx34, Bx41, Bx55, BxM4
Local Transit Bee-Line Bus: 60, 61, 62
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Fare zone 2
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
New Haven Line
    Former services    
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The Fordham (also known as Fordham – East 190th Street) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx, New York via the Harlem Line and New Haven Line. It is the only Harlem Line stop in the Bronx that is an express station. It is 8.9 miles (14.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal. The platforms are situated just below street level and feature two expanded side platforms that serve eight cars each, on the outer tracks. The station building sits above the tracks on the Fordham Road (East 190th Street) overpass, and still bears the name New York Central Railroad on its facade. This station is among the busiest in the Metro-North system.

Service[edit]

Harlem Line[edit]

Most service is provided to Grand Central Terminal by North White Plains locals. These trains run at least approximately every half-hour on weekdays and Saturdays, and hourly on Sundays. However, during the reverse peak (outbound from GCT mornings and inbound evenings) through trains to and from Southeast also serve this station. On early weekend mornings and late evenings, a few local trains direct to/from Southeast stop here as well.

New Haven Line[edit]

The station is partially used by many off-peak trains coming to/from Stamford, and some peak trains. Grand Central-bound trains may stop at Fordham to discharge passengers; Stamford-bound trains may stop at Fordham to receive passengers.

Travelers to/from Grand Central are expected to take the Harlem line instead. This is due to Metro-North's operating agreement with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.[1]

Neighborhood[edit]

The nearby Fordham Bus Plaza at Fordham Metro-North station.

This station is situated directly west of the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University. It is part of the Fordham Plaza complex which is served by several Bronx and Westchester bus routes. The area is a commercial hub with many shops, especially along Fordham Road going west (known as "Fordham Center").

This station is located in Zone 2.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

3 Harlem Line for Grand Central
New Haven Line for Grand Central
1 New Haven Line no stop
2 New Haven Line no stop
4 Harlem Line for Southeast, Wassaic
New Haven Line for New Haven – State Street

This station has two high-level side platforms each eight cars long. Both are accessible via stairways from the station building and from Fordham Plaza.

The western platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by northbound trains.

Metro-North has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks not adjacent to either platform are used only by express trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaccarino, Mike (May 18, 2009). "Wait for train in vain: Fordham riders vent: Metro-North won't let them on New Haven line". Daily News (New York). Retrieved July 4, 2013. 

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