Ardsley-on-Hudson (Metro-North station)

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Ardsley-on-Hudson
Ardsley-on-Hudson train station.jpg
View looking northbound from east platform;
the Tappan Zee Bridge is visible beyond the station.
Location 110 West Ardsley Avenue
Irvington, NY, 10533
Coordinates 41°01′37″N 73°52′37″W / 41.0270°N 73.8769°W / 41.0270; -73.8769Coordinates: 41°01′37″N 73°52′37″W / 41.0270°N 73.8769°W / 41.0270; -73.8769
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened ca. 1896
Rebuilt 2006–07
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division

The Ardsley-on-Hudson Metro-North Railroad station serves Dobbs Ferry, New York and Irvington, New York via the Hudson Line. Trains leave hourly for New York City 7 days a week, and every 25 to 35 minutes on weekday mornings during peak times. It is 21.0 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 47 minutes.

A common misconception is that the station serves the similarly named village of Ardsley, New York. The village of Ardsley is located about 2.5 miles east, on the discontinued Putnam Division line, which ceased passenger service in 1958. The main campus of Mercy College is walking distance from the station. As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 420 and there were 134 parking spots.[1]

History[edit]

The original New York Central Railroad station house along the northbound platform with features dating back to the demolished Ardsley Casino Country Club.

The station was originally part of the Ardsley Casino Clubhouse a country club created through the support of some of the most notable and successful men in the US including Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt (New York Central entrepreneur) and John Pierpont Morgan. The Casino was built overlooking the Hudson River and besides the station, had a private dock to accommodate the yachts of members. An 1927 established offshoot known as the Ardsley Racquet and Swim Club inherited the property in 1935, and the casino was closed in 1936.[2] The site was replaced by the Hudson House Apartments. Even with all the changes, the original mid-1890's New York Central Railroad depot remained intact. As with many stations along the Hudson Division, the New York Central merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 to form Penn Central Railroad. The 1970 bankruptcy of Penn Central forced it to turn service over to the MTA, which continued through the time it was taken over by Conrail in 1976, and then by Metro-North Railroad in 1983. While there is no official station house, Metro-North does maintain a small 2-story brick depot, housing the northbound waiting room, ticket machines, and the United States Post Office for ZIP Code 10503. Northbound trains can be seen from inside the depot.

The crossover ramp to southbound or New York City-bound trains was inside the depot until 2006, when Metro-North razed the ramp and built one a few steps to the south, with a higher clearance for projected double-deck trains. At that time new, longer platforms were installed on both sides of the tracks.[3] On February 1, 2010, a sanitation truck smashed into the historic pedestrian bridge leading from the station house to the Hudson House Apartments.[4] The bridge was never rebuilt.

The station was used as a location for the 2002 film Unfaithful, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane. It also figured in the setting of the 1984 film Falling in Love.[5] Emily Blunt catches her train here in the 2016 film The Girl on the Train.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms each eight cars long. Only one of the express tracks, specifically Track 2 is powered by third rail.[6]

M Mezzanine Crossover between tracks
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 4 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Dobbs Ferry)
Track 2 Hudson Line express trains do not stop here
Empire Corridor trains do not stop here
Track 1 Empire Corridor trains do not stop here →
Hudson Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 3 Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Irvington)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

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External links[edit]

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