Mount Vernon West station

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Mount Vernon West
Mount Vernon West Station; Platforms-1.JPG
The two center tracks at Mount Vernon West station looking south
Location 1 Mount Vernon Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York, 10550
Coordinates 40°54′47″N 73°51′01″W / 40.9130°N 73.8502°W / 40.9130; -73.8502Coordinates: 40°54′47″N 73°51′01″W / 40.9130°N 73.8502°W / 40.9130; -73.8502
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System 7, 26, 91
Construction
Parking 221 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1914[1]
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Mount Vernon (????–1974)
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 317,512 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
Yankee game days only
toward Wassaic
Harlem Line
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chatham
Harlem Division
toward New York

The Mount Vernon West Metro-North Railroad station is the first station in Westchester County, New York on the Harlem Line. It is 13.1 miles (21.1 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Its ticket office and waiting area are at the bottom level of the Bank of New York building on Mount Vernon Avenue.

This station is the southernmost station in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

Mount Vernon West station was originally built in the early-1840s by the New York and Harlem Railroad along the median of what is today MacQuestor Parkway just south of Mount Vernon Avenue. The line was electrified and realigned in southern Mount Vernon by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and commissioned the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore to build a new station along the realigned segment in 1914,[2] although the bridge over Mount Vernon Avenue was built in 1910. As with most NYCRR stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station once the NYC & Pennsylvania Railroads merged in 1968, and eventually became part of the MTA's Metro-North Railroad. As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1,172 and there are 221 parking spots.[3] The station house which is addressed at 156 South West Street and still bears the name New York Central Railroad on its façade,[4] is used primarily for retail, and tickets can be purchased from beneath the platforms.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two slightly offset high-level island platforms, each 12 cars long.

P
Platform level
Track 4 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Wakefield or Yankees–East 153rd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Wakefield or Yankees–East 153rd Street)
Harlem Line does not stop here
Track 1 Harlem Line does not stop here →
Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Fleetwood)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Fleetwood)
G Street level Exit/entrance and buses

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