Otisville (Metro-North station)

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Otisville train station.jpg
Hoboken-bound train arriving at Otisville station.
Location 1 Kelley Hill Road,
just off NY 211
Otisville, New York
Coordinates 41°28′19″N 74°31′51″W / 41.4720°N 74.5308°W / 41.4720; -74.5308Coordinates: 41°28′19″N 74°31′51″W / 41.4720°N 74.5308°W / 41.4720; -74.5308
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Port Jervis Line
toward Hoboken
Erie Railroad
Main Line

The Otisville Metro-North station serves the residents of that community and the town of Mount Hope in Orange County, New York. Trains depart regularly for Hoboken, 81.6 miles (131 km) away; travel time is about an hour and 50 minutes.

It is located a short distance off NY 211 near the eastern village line. The station has long been among the least developed on the Metro-North system, with a shelter on the bare concrete low-level platform but no roof, and minimal parking. However, as of 2006 the MTA, Metro-North's governing body, has addressed at least the last and built a new 104 space parking lot across the street.

A short distance west of the station, trains enter the mile-long (1.6-km) Otisville Tunnel under the Shawangunk Ridge, the longest in the Metro-North system and one of only two outside of the city. There is thus a long siding beginning just west of the station to allow trains to wait if another one is coming through the tunnel the other way, and as a result Otisville appears to be a double-track station. When trains coming the other direction are near, in fact, one will board on the siding via a wooden platform on the tracks (see photo).

Station layout[edit]

   Port Jervis Line for Port Jervis
 Port Jervis Line for Hoboken
 Port Jervis Line no stop
1  Port Jervis Line for Port Jervis
 Port Jervis Line for Hoboken

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