Pawling station

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The Pawling Metro-North station
General information
Location1 Memorial Avenue, Pawling, New York
Coordinates41°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)Harlem Line
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsDutchess County Public Transit: E (on Route 22)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone8
OpenedDecember 31, 1848[1][2]
Key dates
March 11, 1977[3]Station agency closed
November 30, 1984Station depot burned[4]
200776,128 Steady 0%
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
toward Southeast
Harlem Line
limited service
Appalachian Trail
toward Wassaic
Harlem Line
Wassaic Branch
Harlem Valley-Wingdale
toward Wassaic
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
toward New York
Harlem Division State Hospital
toward Chatham

Pawling station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in Pawling, New York. Trains leave for New York City every two hours, and about every 30 minutes during rush hour. It is 63.8 miles (102.7 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 48 minutes.

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


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,[5] and continued to serve as it was incorporated into a village in 1893.[dubious ] It was one of the stations on the Harlem Line to serve the Berkshire Hills Express and other limited stop trains that went from New York City all the way to Pittsfield, Massachusetts and North Adams, Massachusetts in the Berkshires.[6][7] Such through trains were replaced by shuttle transfers in 1950.[8]

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 on March 11, 1977.[3] The station depot burned on November 30, 1984.[4] Today it is used by the local chamber of commerce.[9]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a four-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track.[10]: 15 


  1. ^ Dana 1866, p. 216.
  2. ^ "New York and Harlem Railroad ---- Winter Arrangement". The Evening Post. New York, New York. December 12, 1849. p. 4. Retrieved December 12, 2019 – via open access
  3. ^ a b "Railroad Station Closed in Pawling" (PDF). The Harlem Valley Times. Amenia, New York. March 17, 1977. p. 1. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Liss, Caroline (December 1, 1984). "Pawling Fire Delays Trains". The Poughkeepsie Journal. pp. 1–2. Retrieved December 29, 2019 – via open access
  5. ^ Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 177. ISBN 0-962120-65-0.
  6. ^ "New York Central Railroad, Tables 6, 98". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 64 (9). February 1932.
  7. ^ "New York Central Railroad, Tables 11, 90". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 71 (3). August 1938.
  8. ^ New York Central June 1950 timetable, Table 42
  9. ^ Former Pawling NYCRR Station (TheSubwayNut)
  10. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.


External links[edit]

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