Mount Pleasant (Metro-North station)

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Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant inbound platform.JPG
The inbound platform at the Mount Pleasant station in March 2013.
Location One West Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, NY, 10532-2503
Coordinates 41°05′46″N 73°47′38″W / 41.0960°N 73.7938°W / 41.0960; -73.7938Coordinates: 41°05′46″N 73°47′38″W / 41.0960°N 73.7938°W / 41.0960; -73.7938
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 5
Electrified 1984
700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 334,880[citation needed]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
(Closed 1984)
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The Mount Pleasant Metro-North Railroad station serves two adjacent cemeteries (Gate of Heaven and Kensico, the latter of which had its own station until the mid-1980s) and an adjacent funeral home in Hawthorne, New York via the Harlem Line. There is one train in each direction on weekdays and three trains in each direction on weekends. The station exists largely for visitors of those buried in the cemetery, in turn there is no parking available at this station and it is not intended as a commuter station.

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

On February 3, 2015, the Valhalla train crash occurred south of this station, in which a Metro-North train crashed into a Mercedes-Benz SUV[1] at Commerce Street near the Taconic State Parkway. The crash caused 6 deaths and at least 15 injuries, including 7 serious injuries.[2]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two offset high-level side platforms, each about 50 feet long. They are accessible to only one door of a train. When trains stop here, usually the first or last car receives and discharges passengers. The platforms are offset by about 200 feet and passengers must wait on pathways next to the platforms due to the platforms' extreme shortness.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Valhalla)
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Southeast or Wassaic (Hawthorne)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santora, Marc; Flegenheimer, Matt (4 February 2015). "Investigation Underway in Metro-North Train Crash". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  2. ^ Trott, Bill; Heavey, Susan (4 February 2015). "Cuomo says death toll in commuter train accident revised to six". Reuters. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 


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