Manitou (Metro-North station)

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Hikers returning from the Bear Mountain area await a New York City-bound train at the Manitou station.
Location 1 Manitou Road,
Philipstown, New York
Coordinates 41°19′57″N 73°58′15″W / 41.3324°N 73.9709°W / 41.3324; -73.9709Coordinates: 41°19′57″N 73°58′15″W / 41.3324°N 73.9709°W / 41.3324; -73.9709
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 7
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route

The Manitou Metro-North Railroad station (pronounced Mani-tow), open part-time (one peak hour train in each direction, and two weekend trains) serves the residents of that hamlet in the southwestern corner of the Town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, via the Metro-North Hudson Line. It is 46 miles (74 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 16 minutes.[1]

Manitou is one of two stations on the Hudson Line (along with Breakneck Ridge) that receives limited passenger service. Like that station, it serves mainly hikers visiting nearby state parks in the Hudson Highlands. There is no elevated platform or facilities at the station, one of two on the line adjacent to a grade crossing, are limited to a small shelter with the current schedule posted inside.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

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

This station has two low-level side platforms, each long enough for just one door of one car to receive and discharge passengers. The western platform, adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by northbound trains. The Hudson Line has two tracks at this location.

In popular culture[edit]

The Manitou station was featured in the television series Girls, in the episode "Video Games," in which Lena Dunham's character Hannah accompanies Jessa on a visit to her estranged father.


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