Mount Kisco (Metro-North station)

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Mount Kisco
Mount Kisco train station.jpg
The old and new Mount Kisco stations as seen south from the NY 133 overpass.
Location 1 Kirby Plaza
Mount Kisco, New York, 10549-2201
Coordinates 41°12′30″N 73°43′47″W / 41.2084°N 73.7296°W / 41.2084; -73.7296Coordinates: 41°12′30″N 73°43′47″W / 41.2084°N 73.7296°W / 41.2084; -73.7296
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line: 19
Construction
Parking 641 spaces (10 motorcycle)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 6
History
Opened 1847
Rebuilt 1910
Electrified 1984
700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 345,540 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The Mount Kisco Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Mount Kisco, New York, United States via the Harlem Line. It is 36.5 miles (59 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time to Grand Central is 56 minutes.

It is located adjacent to downtown Mount Kisco. The old train station building still exists, but no longer serves the railroad. The other part is currently a café. This station is the first/last station in the Zone 6 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

The clock at the Mount Kisco MNR Train Station.
The clock at the Mount Kisco MNR Train Station.

The New York and Harlem Railroad laid tracks through Mount Kisco during the 1840s, installing a station in the community as far back as February 1847.[1] Long after being acquired by New York Central Railroad, the original passenger station was replaced by a second Richardson Romanesque-style depot in 1910. The station also contains two former freight houses, one of which is a wooden one from 1890, and is located at 105 Kisco Avenue[2][3] is used primarily as a storage facility for housing construction materials. The other is made of brick and located in the vicinity of the existing station house.[4] In 1968, New York Central merged with Pennsylvania Railroad, thereby transforming the station into a Penn Central Railroad station, however Penn Central's financial troubles two years later forced them to turn all regional passenger operations over to the MTA who converted it into part of Metro-North Railroad in 1983. Metro-North rebuilt the station with a high level center platform, elevators and a pedestrian bridge in 1984, as part of their electrification project of the Harlem Line between North White Plains and Brewster North stations, but mile-markers noting the distance between Grand Central Terminal and the former northern terminus of the line at Chatham Union Station can still be found on the station house to this day.[5] The passenger station currently serves as an Italian restaurant,[6] while the brick freighthouse survives as a local pizzeria.[7] The ticket window was closed in 2007 due to low usage. Tickets are now purchased through a ticket machine or on board the train.

Station layout[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 14. ISBN 0-962120- 65-0. 
  2. ^ DanTD (June 24, 2016). File:Mount Kisco, NY; 1890 NYC Freight House-1.jpg (photograph). Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ DanTD (June 24, 2016). File:Mount Kisco, NY; 1890 NYC Freight House-2.jpg (photograph). Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Existing Railway stations in Westchester County, New York
  5. ^ Flickr Photo of Mount Kisco Station House by Doug Kerr
  6. ^ Via Vanti!
  7. ^ Mario's Pizza and Pasta

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