North White Plains (Metro-North station)

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North White Plains
North White Plains train station.JPG
Northbound view of the middle track at North White Plains station from the southbound platform.
Location 1 Haarlem Avenue, between
2 Holland Avenue & Fisher's Lane
White Plains, NY, 10603
Coordinates 41°3′5″N 73°46′21″W / 41.05139°N 73.77250°W / 41.05139; -73.77250Coordinates: 41°3′5″N 73°46′21″W / 41.05139°N 73.77250°W / 41.05139; -73.77250
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 6
Construction
Parking 1,182 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 1972
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 660,400 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The North White Plains Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of White Plains, Greenburgh and Armonk via the Harlem Line. It is the north terminal for most trains that run local to the south and, until 1984, was the northern limit of electrification. Adjacent to the station is a yard/support facility of trains, one of two on the line (Southeast in Brewster is the other). It is 23.8 miles (38.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Travel time varies from 37 minutes - one hour depending on if the train is express or local.

This station is the northernmost station in the Zone 4 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

North White Plains station was originally built in 1972 by the Penn Central Railroad as a replacement for the former New York Central Railroad-built Holland Avenue station, a low-level northbound-only side platform located near the south end of the current station. It contained both high-level and low-level platforms, until electrification was expanded north of the station.[1] Once Penn Central was dissolved in 1976, Conrail took responsibility for commuter service, until the Metropolitan Transportation Authority officially established Metro-North Railroad in 1983, making the station and the line part of the new railroad.

On October 5, 2015, MTA opened a new five story parking garage for the station at the southeast corner of Bond Street and Haarlem Avenue.[2]

Station layout[edit]

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

M Mezzanine Crossover between platforms, exit/entrance, buses
P
Platform level
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (White Plains)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (White Plains)
Harlem Line toward Southeast or Wassaic (Valhalla)
Harlem Line alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (White Plains)
Harlem Line alighting passengers only →

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