North White Plains 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.
Location1 Haarlem Avenue, between
2 Holland Avenue & Fisher's Lane
White Plains, NY, 10603
Coordinates41°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)Harlem Line
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 6
Construction
Parking1,182 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
History
Opened1972
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2007)703,456 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
White Plains Harlem Line Valhalla
towards Wassaic
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
White Plains
toward New York
Harlem Division Valhalla
toward Chatham

The North White Plains station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in the North White Plains neighborhood of White Plains, New York. 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 for 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 to one hour depending on if the train is express or local. The station is in the city of White Plains, and lies close to the hamlet of North White Plains in North Castle.

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.[3]:11

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 →

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Station Reporter (Metro-North Harlem Line)
  2. ^ New Facility Includes Five Floors of Parking and Multi-Modal Access (MTA Info news; October 30th, 2015)
  3. ^ "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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