Hawthorne (Metro-North station)

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Hawthorne train station.jpg
Location 398 Elwood Avenue
Hawthorne, NY, 10532-2503
Coordinates 41°06′32″N 73°47′46″W / 41.1090°N 73.7960°W / 41.1090; -73.7960Coordinates: 41°06′32″N 73°47′46″W / 41.1090°N 73.7960°W / 41.1090; -73.7960
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 15
Parking 308 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 5
Electrified 1984
700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Unionville (1847–1901)
Passengers (2006) 186,160 Steady 0%
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
(closed 1984)
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The Hawthorne Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Hawthorne, New York, via the Harlem Line. Trains leave or arrive approximately every 20 minutes during peak periods, hourly otherwise. It is 28.2 miles (45 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time to Grand Central is 44 minutes.

This station is located in the Zone 5 Metro-North fare zone.


Rail service in Hawthorne can be traced as far back as 1847, when the New York and Harlem Railroad built a line and a railroad station with the name "Unionville", the former name of Hawthorne itself. The railroad and the station became part of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1864 and was eventually taken over by the New York Central Railroad. By the early 20th century, when Rose Hawthorne Lathrop established a home for victims of incurable cancer, the community and the station were renamed "Hawthorne". As with most of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed the station into a Penn Central Railroad station. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which made it part of Metro-North in 1983. At some point, the station was remodeled and moved about 100-foot (30 m) from its original location.[1]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

This station has one eight-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions.

M Mezzanine Exit/entrance and parking
Platform level
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Valhalla or Mount Pleasant)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Southeast or Wassaic (Pleasantville)


External links[edit]

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