Glenwood (Metro-North station)

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Glenwood
Glenwood, NY, train station.jpg
Northbound view of the station and the nearby former NYC&HR Power Plant
Station statistics
Address 2 Glenwood Avenue
off Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY, 10701
Coordinates 40°57′02″N 73°53′57″W / 40.9506°N 73.8991°W / 40.9506; -73.8991Coordinates: 40°57′02″N 73°53′57″W / 40.9506°N 73.8991°W / 40.9506; -73.8991
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 1C, 1T, 1W
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division

The Glenwood Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Glenwood neighborhood of Yonkers, New York via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It is 15.5 miles (24.9 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 38 minutes.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

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

The station has two high-level side platforms each eight cars long. The west platform next to Track 4 is generally used by southbound or Manhattan-bound trains. The east platform next to Track 3 is generally used by northbound or outbound trains.

The Hudson Line has four tracks; the two inner tracks not next to either platform are used by express trains.

Nearby attractions[edit]

The Hudson River Museum is located nearby.

Abandoned power plant [edit]

The abandoned Yonkers Power Station.

Between the Glenwood station and the Hudson River lies the abandoned Yonkers Power Station of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, a massive building which was constructed in 1907[1] to hold electrical generators to provide power for the electrification of the railroad.

In 2008 the Preservation League of New York State named the plant as one of the seven most endangered sites in the state,[2] and in 2013 the building began to be renovated into the "PowerHouse", an "arts-focused event complex with eventual plans for restaurants, a hotel and a marina." Phase One of the conversion is expected to finish in 2016 at the cost of $70 million, while Phase Two, which includes the restaurant, hotel and marina, is expected to cost $80 million, and could take up to ten years to complete.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hughes, C. J. "Converting a Run-Down Power Plant" The New York Times (June 3, 2014)
  2. ^ "Yonkers Power Station" on the Hudson valley Ruins website, Accessed: 2010-12-26

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