Manitou (Metro-North station)

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Manitou
Manitou train station.jpg
Hikers returning from the Bear Mountain area await a New York City-bound train at the Manitou station.
Location 1 Manitou Road,
Philipstown, New York
Coordinates 41°19′57″N 73°58′15″W / 41.3324°N 73.9709°W / 41.3324; -73.9709Coordinates: 41°19′57″N 73°58′15″W / 41.3324°N 73.9709°W / 41.3324; -73.9709
Line(s) Empire Corridor
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 7
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route

Manitou /mænɪt/ is a limited service Metro-North Railroad station. The station is open part-time, serving one peak hour (weekday) train in each direction, and six weekend trains each direction. It serves the residents of that hamlet in the southwestern corner of Philipstown, New York in Putnam County, New York, via the Hudson Line. It is 46 miles (74 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 16 minutes.[1]

Manitou is one of three stations - along with Breakneck Ridge on the Hudson Line and Appalachian Trail on the Harlem Line - that receives limited passenger service. Like these stations, it serves mainly hikers visiting nearby state parks in the Hudson Highlands. There is no elevated platform or facilities at the station, one of two on the line adjacent to a grade crossing, are limited to a small shelter with the current schedule posted inside. The station predates the merger of New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads.[2]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two low-level side platforms, each long enough for just one door of one car to receive and discharge passengers.

Street/platform level
Exit/entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Hudson Line limited service toward Grand Central (Peekskill)
Empire Corridor and Hudson Line trains do not stop here
Track 2 Empire Corridor and Hudson Line trains do not stop here →
Hudson Line limited service toward Poughkeepsie (Garrison)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

In popular culture[edit]

The Manitou station was featured in the television series Girls, in the episode "Video Games," in which Lena Dunham's character Hannah accompanies Jessa on a visit to her estranged father.

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