Greystone (Metro-North station)

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Greystone
Greystone train station, Yonkers, NY.jpg
View north from station overpass,
with local electric multiple-unit train arriving, 2011
Station statistics
Address 61 Harriman Avenue
Yonkers, NY, 10701
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 1C, 1T, 1W
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 250 spaces
Other information
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 3
Formerly Harriman(1899-1910)[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie

The Greystone Metro-North Railroad station serves the Greystone neighborhood of Yonkers, New York via the Hudson Line. It is the northernmost station on the Hudson Line in Yonkers. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It is 17.1 miles (27.5 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 41 minutes.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 513 and there are 250 parking spots.[2]

History[edit]

Greystone station was originally built in 1899 by developer Charles Harriman as "Harriman Station" for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, who insisted that he rename the station "Greystone" in 1910. A pedestrian bridge was built in 1915. As with many NYCRR stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station upon the merger between NYC and Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968, until it was taken over by Conrail in 1976, and then by Metro-North Railroad in 1983.

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 trains. The east platform next to Track 3 is generally used by northbound trains.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Building of the Greystone section of Northwest Yonkers (formerly known as Harriman) by Harriman and Hawley in the late 1890's (VictorianSource.com)
  2. ^ "Metro North Station Ridership". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Greystone (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°58′20″N 73°53′23″W / 40.9721°N 73.8896°W / 40.9721; -73.8896