New Hamburg (Metro-North station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
New Hamburg
Northbound Hudson Line train arriving at New Hamburg station.jpg
Poughkeepsie-bound Metro North train arriving at the New Hamburg station
Location Main Street
New Hamburg, NY, 12590
Coordinates 41°35′20″N 73°56′52″W / 41.5889°N 73.9479°W / 41.5889; -73.9479Coordinates: 41°35′20″N 73°56′52″W / 41.5889°N 73.9479°W / 41.5889; -73.9479
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s) Empire Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Dutchess County LOOP: New Hamburg RailLink
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 8
Passengers (2006) 259,220 Steady 0%
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route

The New Hamburg Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Wappingers Falls, New York and the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every hour on weekdays, and about every 25 minutes during rush hour. It is 65 miles (105 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 36 minutes.

New Hamburg is notable as one of the few in the Metro-North system to have closed and reopened; the original New Hamburg station[1] was closed by the New York Central in 1962 and was reopened in 1981[2] after the MTA took over the line. Another notable fact about the station is that the distance between it and Poughkeepsie — 8.5 miles (13.7 km) — is the longest such distance between stations on the Hudson Line (on any Metro-North main line, in fact) and the third-longest systemwide.

The New Hamburg station bisects the hamlet's Main Street. Old photographs show a grade crossing used to exist here; since the line was doubletracked in 1928, however, getting from one end of Main Street to the other has required a detour via nearby Bridge Street. Another bridge further north on Reed Road is the only other crossing in the hamlet.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms each six cars long.

Street/platform level
Exit/entrance, parking, buses
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Beacon)
Empire Corridor trains do not stop here
Track 2 Empire Corridor trains do not stop here →
Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


External links[edit]