Rye (Metro-North station)

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Rye
Rye MN sta jeh.JPG
From southbound platform
Station statistics
Address 2 Station Plaza,
Rye, NY 10580
Coordinates 40°59′16″N 73°40′45″W / 40.987803°N 73.679123°W / 40.987803; -73.679123Coordinates: 40°59′16″N 73°40′45″W / 40.987803°N 73.679123°W / 40.987803; -73.679123
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 61, 75 (summer only)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 675 spaces
Other information
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Fare zone 14
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 642,200[1] Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line

Rye is a Metro-North commuter rail station that serves Rye, New York via the New Haven Line.

Between 1928 and 1937,[2] Rye's New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad station also served as the penultimate stop on the Port Chester Branch of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, on a separate platform from the rest of the station. The NYW&B station closed on October 31, 1937, and the New Haven removed the rails in 1940. The New England Thruway was built on the site of the NYW&B station during the 1950's.

For many years, Rye was the eastern Westchester County station for Amtrak,[3] with trains such as the Connecticut Yankee and Mail Express,[4] until it was replaced by New Rochelle in October 1987.[5]

Rye is 24.1 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 50 minutes.

As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,470, and there are 696 parking spots.[6]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

3 New Haven Line for Grand Central
1 New Haven Line no stop
Northeast Corridor no stop
2 New Haven Line no stop
Northeast Corridor 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 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2,470)
  2. ^ [http://nywbry.com/nywbrr/station_rye.php Rye NYW&B Station; (New York, Westchester and Boston Railway website)
  3. ^ Amtrak June 11, 1972 Schedule (Museum of Railway Timetables)
  4. ^ Amtrak April 5, 1987 Schedule (Museum of Railway Timetables)
  5. ^ Amtrak October 25, 1987 Schedule (Museum of Railway Timetables)
  6. ^ The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/commutemetro-north.html |url= missing title (help). 

External links[edit]

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