Crestwood (Metro-North station)

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Crestwood
Crestwood Metro North1.jpg
Tuckahoe Village/Crestwood Plaza sign along the Wassaic-bound platform.
Location 1 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY, 10707
Coordinates 40°57′32″N 73°49′15″W / 40.9590°N 73.8209°W / 40.9590; -73.8209Coordinates: 40°57′32″N 73°49′15″W / 40.9590°N 73.8209°W / 40.9590; -73.8209
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
1 side platform
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking 283 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1901
Rebuilt 1911, 1928, 1971, 1989
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Yonkers Park
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 414,960 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

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.[1] This station is the first/last station in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Station layout[edit]

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
P
Platform level
Track 4 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Tuckahoe)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
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 Handicapped/disabled access

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