Croton–Harmon station

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Metro-North Hudson Line station
Amtrak station
Croton-Harmon station.jpg
Location 1 Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Coordinates 41°11′23″N 73°52′58″W / 41.1898°N 73.8827°W / 41.1898; -73.8827Coordinates: 41°11′23″N 73°52′58″W / 41.1898°N 73.8827°W / 41.1898; -73.8827
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s) Empire Corridor
Platforms 3 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line: 10, 11, 14
Parking 1,903 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CRT (Amtrak)
Fare zone 5 (Metro North)
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Harmon (prior to 1963)
Passengers (2006) 875,680[citation needed]Steady 0% (Metro-North)
Passengers (2016) 45,685[1]Decrease 6.3% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Montreal
toward Rutland
Ethan Allen Express
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
Empire Service
toward Chicago
Lake Shore Limited
MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
(Closed 1995)
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
20th Century Limited
toward Buffalo
Empire State Express
toward Chicago
Water Level Route
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division

Croton–Harmon (/krtɪnhɑːrmɪn/) is a train station in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. It serves the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line and several Amtrak lines. It is the main transfer point between the Hudson Line's local and express service, marks the endpoint of third rail electrification on the route, and it is also served by almost all Amtrak trains on the line. Metro-North trains leave for New York City about every 30 minutes. It is 32.5 miles (52.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Travel times to Grand Central range from 42 minutes (super-express runs) to 71 minutes (trains making all local stops).

The Metro-North shops, formerly those of the New York Central Railroad, are located at Croton–Harmon. It is also the northern limit of electrification. Metro-North traditionally hosts an open house of the maintenance facilities every October, though a hiatus of future events may take place due to renovations of the Harmon shops.[2]

During the days of the New York Central Railroad, the station and shops were known as Harmon. Trains continuing north of Harmon, including the flagship 20th Century Limited would exchange their electric locomotive for a steam or diesel locomotive to continue the journey to points north and west.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson operates the station parking lot. A great number of spots are reserved for long-term permit holders and village residents. There is also ample parking for daily use.[3] The station is easily accessed via the Croton Point Ave exit from US 9.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 3368 and there are 1903 parking spots.[4][better source needed]

Station layout[edit]

The station has three high-level island platforms each 10 cars long. Some Hudson Line trains also stop on Tracks 1 and 2.

Platforms at Croton-Harmon station
G Street level Exit/entrance, platform crossover, station house, parking
Platform level
Track 4 Hudson Line toward New York–Grand Central (Ossining)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Empire Service toward New York–Penn Station (Yonkers)
Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack, Maple Leaf toward New York–Penn Station (Yonkers)
Lake Shore Limited toward New York–Penn Station (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Lake Shore Limited toward Chicago (Poughkeepsie)
Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Poughkeepsie)
Adirondack toward Montreal (Poughkeepsie)
Ethan Allen Express toward Rutland (Poughkeepsie)
Empire Service toward Albany–Rensselaer Niagara Falls, NY (Poughkeepsie)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie (Cortlandt)
Hudson Line alighting passengers only →


External links[edit]

Media related to Croton–Harmon (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons