Hudson Line (Metro-North)

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Hudson Line
Metro-North logo.svg
Metro-North Hudson Line.jpg
A northbound Hudson Line train passing the Hudson Highlands
TypeCommuter rail
SystemMetro-North Railroad
LocaleNew York City, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties
TerminiGrand Central
Croton–Harmon (short-turn)
Daily ridership38,500 (2012)[1]
OwnerArgent Ventures
Operator(s)MTA Metro-North Railroad
CharacterCommuter rail
Track length74 mi (119 km))
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification700 V (DC) third rail south of Croton–Harmon
Route map

Poughkeepsie Yard
Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Zone 9
Zone 8
New Hamburg
Wappingers Creek
Beacon ferry/water interchange
Fishkill Creek
Dutchess Junction
Zone 8
Zone 7
Breakneck Ridge DodgerBlue flag waving.svg
Breakneck Tunnel
Cold Spring
Garrison Tunnel
southbound only
Manitou DodgerBlue flag waving.svg
Anthony's Nose Tunnel
Middle Tunnel
Little Tunnel
Roa Hook
Annsville Creek
Zone 7
Zone 6
Oscawana Tunnel
Zone 6
Zone 5
Croton North
end of electrification
Croton–Harmon~ Amtrak
Croton River
Ossining ferry/water interchange
Philipse Manor
Zone 5
Zone 4
Dobbs Ferry
Zone 4
Zone 3
Yonkers Amtrak
Mount St. Vincent
Zone 3
Zone 2
West 125th Street
West 62nd Street
Penn Station Amtrak NJ Transit MTA NYC logo.svg
Spuyten Duyvil
Marble Hill BSicon SUBWAY.svg
now BN Yard
University Heights
Morris Heights
Highbridge Facility
(employees only)
Yankees–East 153rd Street BSicon SUBWAY.svg
138th Street
Zone 2
Zone 1
Harlem–125th Street BSicon SUBWAY.svg
110th Street
86th Street
72nd Street
59th Street
Grand Central BSicon SUBWAY.svg

Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line is a commuter rail line running north from New York City along the east shore of the Hudson River. Metro-North service ends at Poughkeepsie, with Amtrak's Empire Corridor trains continuing north to and beyond Albany. The line was originally the Hudson River Railroad (and the Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad south of Spuyten Duyvil), and later part of the famous Water Level Route of the New York Central Railroad.

Croton–Harmon station divides the line into two distinct segments. South of there, the line is electrified with third rail, serving suburban stations located relatively close together. Most of the electrified zone has four tracks, usually two express and local tracks in each direction. For a few miles in the Bronx there are only two or three tracks. Local service is usually provided by electric trains, while diesel trains run express. North of Croton–Harmon, the line is not electrified and is mostly double-tracked (with a few triple track areas); the stations are also spaced further apart. Service between Croton–Harmon and Poughkeepsie is provided by diesel trains; these generally run express and skip most of the lower stations. From just north of Spuyten Duyvil to the end of the line, the Hudson Line is shared with Amtrak's Empire Corridor up the river. The planned Penn Station Access project would send some Hudson Line trains to Penn Station, with two new intermediate stops in Manhattan.


New York Central[edit]

The Hudson River Railroad was chartered on May 12, 1846 to extend the Troy and Greenbush Railroad, which connected Troy and Albany, south to New York City along the east bank of the Hudson River. Service began on the first 41 miles (66 km) of the line from Chambers Street and Hudson Street in Lower Manhattan to Peekskill on September 29, 1849. Service was extended to New Hamburg on December 6 and to Poughkeepsie on December 31. A separate section opened between East Albany and Hudson on June 16, 1851. This section was extended to Oakhill on July 7 and to Tivoli on August 4. The full line opened on October 8, 1851 with the completion of the final segment between Tivoli and Poughkeepsie, linking the two pieces of the line together.[2] Prior to completion, on June 1, the Hudson River leased the Troy and Greenbush.[3]:381

Cornelius Vanderbilt purchased the Hudson River Railroad in 1864, soon after he bought the parallel New York and Harlem Railroad, which is today's Harlem Line. He merged these and other short line railroads to form the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, which was renamed the New York Central Railroad in 1914.

One of the properties owned by the New York and Harlem was the Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad. This railroad was built in 1842,[4] and bought in 1853 by the New York and Harlem as part of a proposal by NY&H Vice President Gouverneur Morris Jr. to integrate it into a new industrial section of the waterfront. After this railroad became property of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, by 1871, the line was extended through the West Bronx, along the Harlem River to connect with the Hudson River Railroad. The segment north of Mott Haven Junction became part of the Hudson Division, while the portion to the south remained part of the Harlem Division. With the opening of the line, most passenger trains were rerouted into the new Grand Central Depot via that line along the northeast bank of the Harlem River and the New York and Harlem Rail Road, also part of the New York Central system.

This line was rebuilt and realigned in 1905–1906 when the Harlem River Ship Canal was built. The line was realigned along the north side of the canal in Marble Hill, Manhattan. Part of the original segment around Marble Hill became a freight spur leading to the Kingsbridge Freight Station, but the track around the northern and western sides of Marble Hill was later removed and no trace of it exists.[5] Today, the realigned line serves as the segment of the Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line between Mott Haven Junction and the West Side Line.[6] The former Kingsbridge Freight Spur and station has been occupied by the grounds of the John F. Kennedy High School since the 1970s.[7] The New York and Putnam Railroad spur remained until 1999.[8]

The former main line south of Spuyten Duyvil remained for freight to the docks along Manhattan's west side and minimal passenger service to the West Side Station on Chambers Street (used until 1916). Passenger serice on this line, which became known as the 30th Street Branch continued until late 1929 or early 1930.

In 1893, a third track was added along the line between Spuyten Duyvil and Sing Sing.[3]:384

The New York Central operated many intercity and commuter trains over this line for many years. It was a key route in connecting Grand Central Terminal in New York to LaSalle Street Station in Chicago. Commuter service along the line was offered as far north as Albany Union Station, with 121 trains serving Albany per day during the NYC's peak years.

Penn Central and Conrail[edit]

At the end of the second world war, private rail service began a sharp decline with the start of the Jet Age and the construction of the Interstate Highway System. The New York Central began losing money on almost all commuter and intercity routes. They merged with their former rival the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 to form the Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company, which was later renamed the Penn Central Transportation Company. The railroad continued to lose money however. Penn Central attempted several maneuvers to delay bankruptcy including auctioning off the air rights of Grand Central Terminal; the Pennsylvania Railroad had done the same thing to their main New York station Penn Station. This however was denied, preserving Grand Central.

In 1971 the National Railroad Passenger Corporation took over all intercity passenger service in the US. Penn Central continued to operate freight and commuter service along the Hudson line until it was folded into Conrail in 1976. Conrail operated commuter service to Albany until it abandoned service north of Poughkeepsie in 1981 (though Amtrak's Empire Service continued to Albany and beyond). On July 1, 1973, along with several other stations in Penn Central's Metropolitan Region, the 138th Street, Oscawana and Manitou stops were closed. Manitou reopened in 1983.[9]

On September 10, 1974, the MTA announced that work would start on the construction of high-level platforms at eleven stations in the Bronx and Manhattan including at the Marble Hill, Spuyten Duyvil, University Heights, Morris Heights and Riverdale stations on the Hudson Line. The entire project cost $2.8 million. The work was expected to be completed in the late summer of 1975. As part of the work, the University Heights, Morris Heights and Marble Hill stations had island platforms installed, while side platforms were installed at Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil. All of the platforms on the Hudson Line were 340 feet (100 m)-long with the exception of a 170 feet (52 m)-long side platform at Spuyten Duyvil and a 170 feet (52 m)-long platform at Morris Heights, which was set to be lengthened at a later date. The abandoned station building at University Heights was removed as part of the project.[10] High-level platforms at Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale were completed in early 1975. On May 2, 1975, the new platforms on the Hudson Line were formally put into service. The completion was marked with a ceremony with the head of the MTA, David Yunich present. The completion of these five stations marked the completion of a $22.8 million project to install high-level platforms at 43 Penn Central stations. The high-level platforms allowed the new Metropolitan and Cosmopolitan to use the stations.[11]

During the late 1970s, the Hudson Line's former northbound express track between Spuyten Duyvil and its merger with the Harlem Line was removed. The stations along the line between Spuyten Duyvil and Yankees–East 153rd Street were rebuilt on top of this track's roadbed.[12]


In 1983, the MTA Metro-North Railroad took control of all commuter operations in the Hudson Valley. As part of the MTA's five-year capital program in 1982, the MTA planned to remove one of the four tracks on the line. The MTA expected that the change would provide more flexible train service as the line would have received a computerized system capable of running trains in either direction on the three tracks. As part of the plan, trains would have received cab signalling. The change was expected to be completed in three to four years. The New York State DOT and Amtrak were strongly opposed to the proposal as the plan did not take into account future growth of passenger and freight traffic, and reduced the ability to move around stalled trains. Converting the then-existing four tracks to reversible cab signaling would have cost $15 million, which the MTA did not have.[13]

On May 23, 2009, a new station was opened at East 153rd Street in the Bronx to serve Yankee Stadium. It sees regular service on the Hudson Line, plus special service from the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines for New York Yankees games.[14]

On December 1, 2013, a southbound train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. Four people were killed and more than 60 passengers were injured in the crash.[15] Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board determined that the train was traveling at 82 miles per hour (132 km/h), a speed nearly three times the maximum allowable speed of 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). The train's brakes were apparently operating normally and area tracks in proper condition.[16]

Proposed purchase by the MTA[edit]

In November 2018, the MTA proposed purchasing the Hudson and Harlem Lines as well as the Grand Central Terminal for up to $35.065 million, plus a discount rate of 6.25%. The purchase would include all inventory, operations, improvements, and maintenance associated with each asset, except for the air rights over Grand Central. At the time, the Hudson and Harlem Lines were owned by a holding company that had taken possession of Penn Central's assets upon its bankruptcy, while the Grand Central Terminal was owned by a private company. Under the terms of the leases for each asset, the MTA would only be able to exercise an option to purchase the three assets before October 2019. The MTA wanted to purchase the assets in order to avoid future double-payments on its existing leases for these assets. If the option were exercised, the closing of the sale was not proposed to occur until at least April 2020.[17] The MTA's finance committee approved the proposed purchase on November 13, 2018, and the purchase was approved by the full board two days later.[18][19] The MTA purchased the segment of the Hudson Line from Grand Central to a point 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Poughskeepie.[20]

Line description[edit]

The southernmost 11 miles (18 km) of the Hudson Line, south of Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, is not parallel to the Hudson River. Much of the line in the Bronx parallels the Harlem River, while the entirety of the line in Manhattan follows Park Avenue. North of Spuyten Duyvil, the Hudson Line travels mostly parallel to the river until the line terminates in Poughkeepsie.

Manhattan and the Bronx[edit]

The West Side Line (right, un-electrified) joins the Hudson Line just north of Spuyten Duyvil.

Once past 125th Street and over the Harlem River, the Hudson Line departs from the track shared with the Harlem and New Haven Lines, passing first Yankees–East 153rd Street, which offers access to the lower Bronx and Yankee Stadium. After it is the employee-only Highbridge stop as it follows the river northward and, at first, the Major Deegan Expressway.

Marble Hill, technically in Manhattan despite being on the mainland, offers a transfer to the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway at the 225th Street station. A short curve away brings the trains to Spuyten Duyvil and its stairs to the street. Just past the station, the track rejoins the original Hudson River Railroad, shared with Amtrak, and after one more stop at Riverdale is out of New York City.

Westchester County[edit]

Tarrytown station on the Hudson Line

The Palisades present themselves across the river as trains pass through the city of Yonkers and its four stops, mostly local. A few express trains do stop at the recently renovated Yonkers station, the first where a transfer to Amtrak is possible.

Smaller, local-only suburban stations are passed as the Tappan Zee Bridge appears to the north and the river widens. Finally, between Irvington and Tarrytown, it passes overhead, as does the inevitable replacement known as the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Rockland County fades to almost three miles (4.8 km) away across Haverstraw Bay. But after passing through Sing Sing prison, the train reaches Ossining, where a ferry brings travelers across the wide river.

Electric trains end their runs one stop beyond, at Croton–Harmon, a terminal shared again with Amtrak just south of Harmon Yard and east of Croton Point. The tracks veer inland, closely following US 9, to the next and newest stop, Cortlandt, the only non-New York City station on the line where the Hudson River cannot be seen.

The Hudson River reappears at Peekskill, the last stop in the county, where the Bear Mountain Bridge can be seen to the north.

Putnam and Dutchess counties[edit]

North of Peekskill the river narrows as the Hudson Highlands begin. Dunderberg and Bear mountains can be seen across the river. The train passes through two short tunnels, one under the Bear Mountain Bridge abutment. Putnam County's first station, Manitou, serves a small hamlet. Just north of Garrison, there is another tunnel and then a view of the stone buildings of West Point; the riverside village of Cold Spring is the next stop, last in the county.

The Dutchess County line is crossed in a pair of 842-foot (257 m) tunnels under Breakneck Ridge at Breakneck Point; across the river Storm King Mountain is seen. The Breakneck Ridge flag stop marks the end of the Highlands as the river once again broadens around Newburgh Bay. At Beacon, ferry service is available during peak hours to Newburgh, whose skyline is visible across the river, and shortly after leaving the train passes under the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.

Just upriver is New Hamburg, a hamlet of the Town of Poughkeepsie and a station closed in the NYCRR days but eventually reopened. The last 8.5 miles (13.7 km) to Poughkeepsie's recently renovated station, including the vast Tilcon quarry, is the longest distance between any two stations on a Metro-North main line.

Rolling stock[edit]

Electric service from and to Croton–Harmon uses the standard M3A and M7A multiple units also seen on the Metro-North Harlem Line and the Long Island Rail Road, as M3 and M7. Diesel trains are headed by Genesis P32AC-DMs. Turning the locomotives around at either end of the line would be cumbersome and time-consuming, so trains use push-pull operation with the locomotive usually on the north end of the train. They usually pull/push six or seven Shoreliner passenger cars with a cab car at the south end of the train.

The Genesis locomotives are mostly in Metro-North's silver-and-blue colors, but sometimes the red, black and white scheme inherited from the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad can be seen as equipment on the line is pooled with ConnDOT, whose red-striped passenger coaches are also in wide use on the Hudson Line. The Metro-North-owned Genesis units received a new paint scheme in 2007.

Future service proposals[edit]

Penn Station Access[edit]

As part of the Penn Station Access project, the MTA has proposed to send some Hudson Line trains to Penn Station on Manhattan's West Side. Hudson Line trains would access Penn Station via the Empire Connection, a segment of track owned by Amtrak.[21] This segment. currently used by Amtrak's Empire Corridor trains to access Penn Station, diverges from the Hudson Line between Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil stations. The proposal includes the construction of two new Hudson Line stations along the Empire Connection in Manhattan; one near 125th Street in Manhattanville and the other near 62nd Street on the Upper West Side.[22] The project would give Hudson Line riders a direct ride to destinations on the West Side.

Extension of service north of Poughkeepsie[edit]

Since the tracks continue north of Poughkeepsie, there have been various proposals over the years from both the MTA (Metro-North's parent agency) and Amtrak, to extend service northwards. Amtrak's predecessor Conrail operated commuter rail service north of Poughkeepsie to Albany-Rensselaer until 1981; since then, only Amtrak's intercity trains continue beyond Poughkeepsie. Most proposals have been scratched after strong opposition from residents of northern Dutchess County, who fear the effect on their still largely rural communities that being within an easy rail commute of midtown Manhattan would have. They feared that their small towns would become strip malls. In 1999, Metro-North proposed to extend the line 25 miles (40 km) to Tivoli or just 15 miles (24 km) to Rhinecliff.[23] Three new stops would have been built: at Tivoli, Staatsburg and Hyde Park. Service would have also stopped at Rhinecliff, which is served by Amtrak. Parking facilities would have been built at the stations, and a yard would have been built.[24] The Draft Environmental Impact Study for the extension, would have cost $3 million, was deemed as necessary as ridership on the northern part of the Hudson Line was growing faster than that of any other part of the system.[25][26] The Federal Transit Administration provided some funding for the study.[27] The Towns of Stanford,[28] Milan, Red Hook and Rhinebeck and the Villages of Tivoli and Rhinebeck passed resolutions against the study.[29] The study was not done because of significant opposition.[30] However, Poughkeepsie-area commuters have supported such plans since they would ease pressure on that station. As recently as January 2007, supervisors of some towns north of Poughkeepsie have expressed new interest in extending rail service.[31]


Milepost Zero on the Hudson Line is at the north property line of 42nd St (i.e. 200–300 ft south of the ends of the tracks). The Marble Hill Cutoff shortened the line by 0.73 miles (1.17 km) circa 1906, so Yonkers station (for example) is at milepost 15.24 but is about 14.46 miles (23.27 km) from end of track at GCT. The Hudson Line did not serve the stations in the Park Avenue tunnel.

Zone Station Miles (km)
from GCT
Connections / notes
1 Grand Central Terminal Handicapped/disabled access 0.0 (0.0) October 6, 1871[32] BSicon BAHN.svg Metro-North: Harlem and New Haven lines
BSicon SUBWAY.svg NYC Subway: "4" train"5" train"6" train "6" express train"7" train "7" express train​​ 42nd Street Shuttle (at Grand Central–42nd Street)
Bus transport NYCT Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M42, M101, M102, M103, Q32, X27, X28, X63, X64, X68
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM1, QM21
Originally Grand Central Depot, then Grand Central Station
110th Street May 15, 1876 June 1, 1906
Harlem–125th Street Handicapped/disabled access 4.2 (6.8) 1897[5] BSicon BAHN.svg Metro-North: Harlem and New Haven lines
BSicon SUBWAY.svg NYC Subway: "4" train"5" train"6" train "6" express train (at 125th Street)
Bus transport NYCT Bus: M1 (NB), M35, M60 SBS to LGA, M98, M100, M101, Bx15
Manhattan / Bronx border
138th Street 1886[33] 1972[34] Also named Mott Haven and The Bronx
Harlem / New Haven Lines diverge
Yankees–East 153rd Street Handicapped/disabled access 5.9 (9.5) May 23, 2009[35] BSicon BAHN.svg Metro-North: Harlem and New Haven Lines (game days only)
BSicon SUBWAY.svg NYC Subway: "4" train"B" train"D" train (at 161st Street–Yankee Stadium)
Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx6, Bx13
BSicon BOOT.svg SeaStreak to Highlands Terminal
Highbridge 6.7 (10.8) c. 1870s c. 1970s Metro-North employees only, closed to passengers in the 1970s
Morris Heights Handicapped/disabled access 8.1 (13.0) c. 1870s Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42
University Heights Handicapped/disabled access 8.7 (14.0) c. 1870s Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx12, Bx12 SBS
Fordham Heights c. 1870s Before 1920 Merged into University Heights station before 1920
Bronx / Manhattan border
Marble Hill 9.8 (15.8) 1906[36] BSicon SUBWAY.svg NYC Subway: "1" train (at Marble Hill–225th Street)
Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx7, Bx9, Bx20
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM1
Manhattan / Bronx border
Kings Bridge c. 1870s c. 1905 Removed during 1905-06 realignment of Hudson Branch along the Harlem River Ship Canal[37]
Spuyten Duyvil Handicapped/disabled access 11.1 (17.9) c. 1870s Bus transport Hudson Rail Link: J, K, L, M
Southbound platform is not accessible
Riverdale Handicapped/disabled access 13.0 (20.9) Bus transport Hudson Rail Link: A, B, C, D
Mt. St. Vincent February 1975[38] Served the College of Mount Saint Vincent off of 261st Street and River Road
Bronx / Westchester County border
3 Ludlow Handicapped/disabled access 14.3 (23.0) Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 32
Southbound platform is not accessible
Yonkers Handicapped/disabled access 15.1 (24.3) 1911 BSicon BAHN.svg Amtrak: Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Maple Leaf
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 6, 9, 25, 32
Glenwood Handicapped/disabled access 16.2 (26.1) Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 1C, 1T, 1W
Greystone Handicapped/disabled access 17.8 (28.6) 1899 Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 1C, 1T, 1W
Originally Harriman
4 Hastings-on-Hudson Handicapped/disabled access 19.5 (31.4) 1840s[39] Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 6, 1C, 1T, 1W
Dobbs Ferry Handicapped/disabled access 20.7 (33.3) Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 1C, 1T, 1W, 6, 66
Ardsley-on-Hudson Handicapped/disabled access 21.7 (34.9) c. 1895-1900
Irvington Handicapped/disabled access 22.7 (36.5) Southbound platform is not accessible
5 Tarrytown Handicapped/disabled access 25.2 (40.6) Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 1T, 13
Bus transport Transport of Rockland: Tappan ZEExpress
Philipse Manor 26.5 (42.6) January 30, 1911[40]
Scarborough Handicapped/disabled access 29.5 (47.5) before 1860[41]
Ossining Handicapped/disabled access 30.8 (49.6) 1848 Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 13, 19
BSicon BOOT.svg NY Waterway: Haverstraw–Ossining Ferry
Originally Sing-Sing
Croton–Harmon Handicapped/disabled access 33.2 (53.4) BSicon BAHN.svg Amtrak: Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 10, 11
Terminus of electrification
Originally Harmon
Croton North[42] c. 1890[43]
Revived briefly by Metro-North from 1983 to 1984.[44]
Oscawana July 2, 1973[45]
Crugers Replaced in 1996 by Cortlandt
Cortlandt Handicapped/disabled access 38.4 (61.8) April 1996[46] Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 14
Montrose Replaced in 1996 by Cortlandt
Peekskill Handicapped/disabled access 41.2 (66.3) 1874[47] Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 16, 18, 31
Roa Hook
Westchester County / Putnam County border
7 Manitou
(limited service)
46.0 (74.0)
Garrison Handicapped/disabled access 49.9 (80.3)
Cold Spring Handicapped/disabled access 52.5 (84.5) Bus transport Putnam Transit: Cold Spring Trolley (seasonal)
Storm King[48] South side of the Breakneck Ridge Tunnels
Putnam County / Dutchess County border
Breakneck Ridge
(limited service)
55.0 (88.5)
Dutchess Junction c. 1866 1950s Located south of junction with Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad (eliminated in 1916)
Beacon Handicapped/disabled access 59.0 (95.0) Bus transport Dutchess County Public Transit: Beacon RailLink
Bus transport Leprechaun Lines: Newburgh-Beacon-Stewart Shuttle
BSicon BOOT.svg NY Waterway: Newburgh-Beacon Ferry
Chelsea[49] 1901 July 2, 1973[45]
New Hamburg 65.0 (104.6) 1850s
October 17, 1981[50]
July 2, 1973[45] Bus transport Dutchess County Public Transit: New Hamburg RailLink
Camelot[51] Now cut off by a mine in Crown Heights
Poughkeepsie Handicapped/disabled access 73.5 (118.3) BSicon BAHN.svg Amtrak: Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
Bus transport Dutchess County Public Transit: A, B, C, D, E, Poughkeepsie RailLink
Bus transport City of Poughkeepsie Transit: Main Street, Shoppers' Special
Bus transport Ulster County Area Transit: Ulster-Poughkeepsie LINK
Bus transport Short Line Bus: X32N
Bus transport Trailways of New York: Newburgh-Kingston service
Line continues northward as CSX's Hudson Subdivision
Stations north of Poughkeepsie other than existing Amtrak stations were abandoned by Conrail in 1981
  Hyde Park 1914[52] 1981
Staatsburgh 1981
Rhinecliff 1914 Now Amtrak's Rhinecliff-Kingston station
Barrytown 1981
Tivoli 1960
Dutchess County / Columbia County border
Germantown 1981
Linlithgo 1981
Greendale 1981
Hudson 1874 Former junction with Boston and Albany Railroad's Hudson Branch, Still used by Amtrak
Stockport 1981
Newton Hook 1981
Stuyvesant 1880[53] 1981
Schodack Landing 1981
Castleton 1981
Rensselaer 1981 Junction with Boston and Albany Railroad's Main Line, now Amtrak's Albany-Rensselaer station
Columbia County / Albany County border
Albany 1900[54] 1986 Also served Boston and Albany Railroad, West Shore Railroad, and Delaware and Hudson Railroad
Northern terminus of NYC Hudson Division until 1981.


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