Crestwood (Metro-North station)
Tuckahoe Village/Crestwood Plaza sign along the Wassaic-bound platform.
|Location||1 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY, 10707
|Platforms||1 island platform
1 side platform
|Rebuilt||1911, 1928, 1971, 1989|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
|Previous names||Yonkers Park|
|Passengers (2006)||414,960 0%|
Crestwood (originally Yonkers Park) is a Metro-North Railroad station serving the residents of Crestwood and Tuckahoe, New York on the Harlem Line. It is 16.7 miles (26.9 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Because of its location at the northern end of the triple-track segment of the Harlem Line, Crestwood is often the first/last stop outside New York City on Harlem Line express trains, and its center island platform is frequently used to short turn local trains during rush hour.
The Harlem Line runs parallel to the Bronx River and has two stations in the village of Tuckahoe. Since both stations could not be named "Tuckahoe," the southern station near the Village Hall is named "Tuckahoe" and the northern station "Crestwood" after the adjoining residential neighborhood of Crestwood, Yonkers.
As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1,596, and there are 283 parking spots. This station is the first/last station in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.
Originally built by the New York Central Railroad sometime in 1901, the station's canopy was rebuilt in 1911, then faced a major redesign in 1928. The Crestwood railroad station is depicted in the painting "Commuter" by Norman Rockwell and was featured on the cover of the November 16, 1946 edition of the Saturday Evening Post. In Norman Rockwell's depiction, you can see commuters approaching from the Crestwood side of the station. As with the rest of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed it into a Penn Central station, which received platform extensions in 1971. Penn Central commuter service was gradually merged with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and officially became part of Metro-North in 1983. In the Spring of 1989, the platforms were reconstructed again, along with those of Fleetwood, Bronxville, and Tuckahoe stations.
This station has two slightly offset high-level platforms each 12 cars long. Parking at the station is available on Columbus Avenue halfway between Fisher Avenue and Lincoln Avenue along the northbound platforms, and off of the Thompson Street interchange of the Bronx River Parkway along the southbound platforms.
|M||Mezzanine||Crossover between platforms, exit/entrance, parking|
|Track 4||← Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Tuckahoe)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Track 2||← Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Tuckahoe)
Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Scarsdale) →
← Harlem Line does not stop here →
|Track 1||Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Scarsdale) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
- New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
- Crestwood Railroad Station (Library of Congress: American Memory, Page 4)
- Hershenson, Roberta (December 19, 1993). "Uncertain Future of a Cherished Station". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- Crestwood Railroad Station (Library of Congress: American Memory, Page 5)
- Harlem Line Schedule History (iRide the Harlem Line)
- Media related to Crestwood (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Metro-North Railroad - Crestwood
- List of upcoming train departure times and track assignments from MTA
- Crestwood Metro-North station (TheSubwayNut)
- Columbus Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- April 26, 1964 NYC Harlem Division Timetable including Crestwood (Eastchester) Station