Hastings-on-Hudson (Metro-North station)

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Hastings-on-Hudson
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, train station.jpg
View north along tracks
Location 134 Southside Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 10706
Coordinates 40°59′41″N 73°53′05″W / 40.9946°N 73.8847°W / 40.9946; -73.8847Coordinates: 40°59′41″N 73°53′05″W / 40.9946°N 73.8847°W / 40.9946; -73.8847
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 6, 1C, 1T, 1W
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Rebuilt 1910
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 Hastings-on-Hudson Metro-North Railroad station serves Hastings-on-Hudson, New York via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It is 18.7 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central, making local stops, is about 41 minutes.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1154 and there are 783 parking spots.[1]

History[edit]

Hastings-on-Hudson has had railroad service from as far back as the 1840s, pre-dating the Hudson River Railroad,[2] and served both passengers and a local sugar refinery. In 1875, a major fire destroyed the waterfront, and the company running the sugar refinery left town, but other industries ended up taking its place.[3]

The current Hastings-on-Hudson station building was built in 1910 by the New York Central Railroad. As with many NYCRR stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station upon the merger between NYC and Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968, until it was taken over by Conrail in 1976, and then by Metro-North Railroad in 1983.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two offset high-level side platforms each eight cars long. The inner tracks not next to either platform are used by express trains, only one of the express tracks is powered.[4]

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 (Greystone)
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 (Dobbs Ferry)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metro-North Station Statistics (The New York Times; August 2006)
  2. ^ Hastings Historical Society. Images of America: Hastings-on-Hudson. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 9780738556840. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "History". Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Atlantic Richfield Company. 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ DanTD (June 27, 2016). Hastings-on-Hudson MNRR-005 (photograph). Retrieved October 21, 2016. 

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