Pelham (Metro-North station)

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M2 at Pelham.jpg
An M2 departs Pelham Station on a cloudy April afternoon.
Station statistics
Address 1 Pelhamwood Avenue,
Pelham, NY 10803
Coordinates 40°54′47″N 73°48′37″W / 40.912961°N 73.810251°W / 40.912961; -73.810251Coordinates: 40°54′47″N 73°48′37″W / 40.912961°N 73.810251°W / 40.912961; -73.810251
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 53
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 234 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1893[1]
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Fare zone 12
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line

The Pelham Metro-North Railroad station serves Pelham, New York, via the New Haven Line. The station is one mile west of the point where the New Haven Line joins the Northeast Corridor and just east of the end of third rail power and start of overhead catenary power.[2]

Pelham is 15.1 miles (24.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 32 minutes.

Pelham Station was built in 1893 by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. As with all New Haven Line stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station upon acquisition by Penn Central in 1969, and eventually became part of the MTA's Metro-North Railroad. As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,284, and there are 356 parking spots.[3]

Pelham station has the lowest number of parking spaces among all New Haven Line stations in Westchester County. The two main parking lots consist of the one at the given address along Pelhamwood Avenue along the New York City-bound platforms, and along First Street along the New Haven-bound platforms that can be entered across from the intersection with Corlies Avenue. Both parking lots are between Wolf's Lane and Highbrook Avenue. Street-side parking is available along First Street west of the parking lot entrance across from Nyac Avenue.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

3 New Haven Line for Grand Central
1 New Haven Line no stop
2 New Haven Line no stop
4 New Haven Line for New Haven – State Street

This station has two high-level side platforms, each 10 cars long. The northern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by westbound trains. The southern platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound bound trains.

The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains.


External links[edit]

Sign at the entrance from First Street and Corlies Avenue across the tracks.