North White Plains (Metro-North station)

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North White Plains
North White Plains train station.JPG
Northbound view of the middle track at North White Plains station from the southbound platform.
Station statistics
Address 1 Haarlem Avenue, between
2 Holland Avenue & Fisher's Lane
White Plains, NY, 10603
Coordinates 41°3′5″N 73°46′21″W / 41.05139°N 73.77250°W / 41.05139; -73.77250Coordinates: 41°3′5″N 73°46′21″W / 41.05139°N 73.77250°W / 41.05139; -73.77250
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 6
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Parking 1,182 spaces
Other information
Opened 1972
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 660,400 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The North White Plains Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of White Plains and North Castle, New York via the Harlem Line. It is the north terminal for most trains that run local to the south and, until 1984, was the northern limit of electrification. Adjacent to the station is a yard/support facility of trains, one of two on the line (Southeast in Brewster is the other). It is 23.8 miles (38.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal.

This station is the northernmost station in the Zone 4 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

North White Plains Station was originally built in 1972 by the Penn Central Railroad as a replacement for the former New York Central Railroad-built Holland Avenue station, a low-level northbound-only side platform located near the south end of the current station. It contained both high-level and low-level platforms, until electrification was expanded north of the station.[1] Once Penn Central was dissolved in 1976, Conrail took responsibility for commuter service, until the Metropolitan Transportation Authority officially established Metro-North Railroad in 1983, making the station and the line part of the new railroad.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

2 Harlem Line for Grand Central
1 Harlem Line for Grand Central
Harlem Line for Wassaic
3 Harlem Line for Wassaic

This station has two slightly offset high-level island platforms, each 12 cars long. The western platform, adjacent to Tracks 1 and 2, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, adjacent to Tracks 1 and 3 (formerly Track 5), is generally used by northbound trains. The Harlem Line has three tracks at this location.

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