Mount Kisco 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.
Location1 Kirby Plaza
Mount Kisco, New York, 10549-2201
Coordinates41°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)Harlem Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line: 19
Construction
Parking641 spaces (10 motorcycle)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone6
History
Opened1847
Rebuilt1910
Electrified1984
700V (DC) third rail
Previous namesNew Castle[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2007)477,776 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chatham
Harlem Division
toward New York

The Mount Kisco station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in Mount Kisco, New York, United States. 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 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.[2] The station was originally named "New Castle," for one of the two towns that Mount Kisco was originally part of, the other being the Town of Bedford. 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[3][4] 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.[5] 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 remained trackside along the station house well into the early 21st Century.[6] The passenger station currently serves as an Italian restaurant,[7] while the brick freighthouse survives as a local pizzeria.[8] The ticket window was closed in 2007 due to low usage. Tickets are now purchased through a ticket machine or on board the train. The New York Central-era mile marker was removed between January and June 2017.[9]

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. ^ New York State Railroads: Passenger Stations and Stops
  2. ^ Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 14. ISBN 0-962120- 65-0.
  3. ^ DanTD (June 24, 2016). File:Mount Kisco, NY; 1890 NYC Freight House-1.jpg (photograph). Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  4. ^ DanTD (June 24, 2016). File:Mount Kisco, NY; 1890 NYC Freight House-2.jpg (photograph). Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Existing Railway stations in Westchester County, New York
  6. ^ Flickr Photo of Mount Kisco Station House by Doug Kerr
  7. ^ Via Vanti!
  8. ^ Mario's Pizza and Pasta
  9. ^ Abhinav Maurya Photo from June 2017 (Google Maps; Images of Mount Kisco Metro-North station)

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