Tuckahoe (Metro-North station)
Looking southeast at the former baggage elevator of Tuckahoe Station from Main Street east of Lake Avenue.
|Address||1 Depot Square
(Main Street @ Oak Avenue)
Tuckahoe, NY, 10707-4003
|Connections||Bee-Line Bus System: 8|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Rebuilt||1901, c. 1912, 1989|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
|Passengers (2006)||358,280 0%|
The Tuckahoe Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the village of Tuckahoe, New York via the Harlem Line. It is 16 miles (25.7 km) from Grand Central Terminal. As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1,378 and there are 314 parking spots. This station is located in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.
The New York and Harlem Railroad laid tracks through Tuckahoe during the mid-1840s, and evidence of a station in Tuckahoe can be found at least as far back as the 1850s. The current Tuckahoe station building was originally built in 1901, by the New York Central Railroad, and was given an additional baggage elevator approximately in 1912. The station continued to serve commuters without much change until the New York Central merged with rival Pennsylvania Railroad to form Penn Central in 1968. As Penn Central was facing bankruptcy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began subsidizing service in 1970, and high-level platforms were constructed to accommodate the new M1A electric MU cars being delivered at the time. Operation of the railroad continued and was passed on to Conrail in 1976. Metro-North took over direct operation in 1983.
In the Spring of 1989, the platforms were reconstructed, along with those of Fleetwood, Bronxville, and Crestwood stations. Along with Hartsdale and Scarsdale, it is one of three stations on the Harlem Line that features a Starbucks coffee shop inside its station building, a location which opened in June 2006.
Platform and track configuration
|4||■Harlem Line||for Grand Central|
|■Harlem Line||no stop|
|1||■Harlem Line||for Wassaic|
This station has two high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. The western platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, adjacent to Track 1, is generally used by northbound trains.
The Harlem Line has three tracks at this location. The middle track, not adjacent to either platform, is used only by express trains.
- New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
- Tuckahoe History Committee (Village of Tuckahoe: Official Website)
- 1858 New York and Harlem Railroad Map (I Ride the Harlem Line)
- Tuckahoe Station (Library of Congress: American Memory)
- Harlem Line Schedule History (iRide the Harlem Line)
- Anthony22 (March 29, 2011). File:Tuckahoe Metro North Station 2011.JPG (photograph). Retrieved December 19, 2012.