Pawling (Metro-North station)

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Pawling
Pawling train station.jpg
The Pawling Metro-North station
Location 1 Memorial Avenue
Pawling, NY, 12564
Coordinates 41°33′53″N 73°36′01″W / 41.5646°N 73.6004°W / 41.5646; -73.6004Coordinates: 41°33′53″N 73°36′01″W / 41.5646°N 73.6004°W / 41.5646; -73.6004
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Dutchess County LOOP: E (flag stop on NY 22/55)
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 8
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 Pawling Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Pawling, New York via the Harlem Line. Trains leave for New York City every two hours, and about every 30 minutes during rush hour. It is 63.7 miles (104 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 48 minutes.

This station is located in the Zone 8 Metro-North fare zone. It is the southernmost station in Dutchess County on the Harlem Line.

History[edit]

Though the New York and Harlem Railroad ran through the community as far back as the late-1840s, Pawling didn't receive a passenger station until the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad built one in 1881,[1] and continued to serve as it was incorporated into a village in 1893. As with the rest of the Harlem Division, the station became part of Penn Central Railroad upon New York Central's merger with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which continued through Penn Central's acquisition by Conrail in 1976. The ticket agent/office was closed in 1977. Today it is used by the local chamber of commerce.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a four-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track.

P
Platform level
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Southeast or Grand Central (Patterson)
Harlem Line toward Wassaic (Appalachian Trail or Harlem Valley–Wingdale)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 177. ISBN 0-962120- 65-0. 
  2. ^ Former Pawling NYCRR Station (TheSubwayNut)

External links[edit]

Media related to Pawling (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons