|Location||1 Memorial Avenue, Pawling, New York|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||Dutchess County Public Transit: E (on Route 22)|
|Opened||December 31, 1848|
|March 11, 1977||Station agency closed|
|November 30, 1984||Station depot burned|
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, 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. Such through trains were replaced by shuttle transfers in 1950.
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. The station depot burned on November 30, 1984. Today it is used by the local chamber of commerce.
- Dana 1866, p. 216.
- "New York and Harlem Railroad ---- Winter Arrangement". The Evening Post. New York, New York. December 12, 1849. p. 4. Retrieved December 12, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Railroad Station Closed in Pawling" (PDF). The Harlem Valley Times. Amenia, New York. March 17, 1977. p. 1. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
- Liss, Caroline (December 1, 1984). "Pawling Fire Delays Trains". The Poughkeepsie Journal. pp. 1–2. Retrieved December 29, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 177. ISBN 0-962120-65-0.
- "New York Central Railroad, Tables 6, 98". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 64 (9). February 1932.
- "New York Central Railroad, Tables 11, 90". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 71 (3). August 1938.
- New York Central June 1950 timetable, Table 42
- Former Pawling NYCRR Station (TheSubwayNut)
- "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Dana, William B. (1866). The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 55. New York, New York: William B. Dana. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
Media related to Pawling (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Metro-North station page for Pawling
- List of upcoming Metro-North train departure times and track assignments from MTA
- Getting to the Appalachian Trail
- Pawling NYC station (Dynamic Depot Maps)
- Tuesday Tour of Pawling Station (I Ride the Harlem Line)
- Station from Google Maps Street View