Scarsdale (Metro-North station)

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Scarsdale
Scarsdale Railroad Station, East Parkway, Scarsdale (Westchester County, New York).jpg
Scarsdale Railroad Station
Station statistics
Address 1 Depot Place
Scarsdale, NY, 10583-3707
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 63, 64, 65, 66
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 919 spaces
Other information
Opened 1846
Rebuilt 1904,[1] 2007
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 1.060 million 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
Scarsdale Railroad Station
Scarsdale (Metro-North station) is located in New York
Scarsdale (Metro-North station)
Location Scarsdale, New York, USA
Coordinates 40°59′23.64″N 73°48′29.88″W / 40.9899000°N 73.8083000°W / 40.9899000; -73.8083000Coordinates: 40°59′23.64″N 73°48′29.88″W / 40.9899000°N 73.8083000°W / 40.9899000; -73.8083000
Built 1902
Architect Nichols, Grant[2]
Architectural style Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 00000837
Added to NRHP July 27, 2000

The Scarsdale Metro-North Railroad station serves Scarsdale, New York via the Harlem Line. It is 19 miles (31 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Scarsdale is the southernmost station on the two-track section of the Harlem Line; a third track begins to the south. The Scarsdale station is the last stop in Westchester County on express trains going into New York City.

Scarsdale is the second busiest Metro-North station in Westchester County, after White Plains. It is the southernmost station in the Zone 4 Metro-North fare zone. As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 4,080, and there are 919 parking spots.[3]

History[edit]

Interior

The New York and Harlem Railroad laid tracks through Scarsdale during the 1840s, and established a station in Scarsdale as far back as 1846.[4][5] The existing station house was built by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1904 (although some evidence dates it back to 1902) in the Tudor Revival style. As with the rest of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed the station into a Penn Central Railroad station. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and it officially became part of Metro-North in 1983. The station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the year 2000, and faced a restoration project in 2007.[6]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

2 Harlem Line for Grand Central
1 Harlem Line for Wassaic

This station has two high-level side platforms. The western platform, 11 cars long and adjacent to Track 2, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, 12 cars long and adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by northbound trains.

The Harlem Line has two tracks at this location.

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