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
Location1 Mount Vernon Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York, 10550
Coordinates40°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)Harlem Line
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line Bus System 7, 26, 91
Construction
Parking221 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1914[1]
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Previous namesMount Vernon (????–1974)
Traffic
Passengers (2007)317,512 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Wakefield Harlem Line Fleetwood
towards Wassaic
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Wakefield
toward New York
Harlem Division Fleetwood
toward Chatham

The Mount Vernon West station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in Mount Vernon, New York. It is the southernmost stop on the Harlem Line in Westchester County, New York. It is 13.1 miles (21.1 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time there is approximately 32 minutes. 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]

The 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.[5]:10

P
Platform level
Track 4 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Wakefield)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Wakefield)
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Westchester County, New York
  2. ^ Mount Vernon; G.W. Bromley & Co., 34 Pine Street, New York, 1914 (David Rumsey Map Collection)
  3. ^ New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuter rail info
  4. ^ DanTD (April 21, 2011). File:Mount Vernon West Station; NYCRR Building.JPG (photograph). Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

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