Pleasantville station

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Pleasantville train station.jpg
Location 400 Manville Road, and
1 Wheeler Avenue
Pleasantville, NY, 10570
Coordinates 41°08′05″N 73°47′32″W / 41.1348°N 73.7923°W / 41.1348; -73.7923Coordinates: 41°08′05″N 73°47′32″W / 41.1348°N 73.7923°W / 41.1348; -73.7923
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line: 6, 15, 19
Parking 263 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 5
Opened 1846
Rebuilt 1905, 1959
Electrified 1984
700V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2007) 311,845 Steady 0%
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chatham
Harlem Division
toward New York

The Pleasantville Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Pleasantville, New York, via the Harlem Line. Trains leave or arrive approximately every 20 minutes during peak periods, hourly otherwise. It is 30.5 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time to Grand Central is 47 minutes. There is also bus service to the station from Pace University.

This station is located in the Zone 5 Metro-North fare zone.


The New York and Harlem Railroad laid tracks through Pleasantville during the 1840s. Evidence of the existence of Pleasantville station can be found as far back as October 1846.[1] The existing station house was built by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1905.[2] The station also had freight sidings for the shipping department of the headquarters of Reader's Digest.[3] On December 20, 1956, New York State opened up bids for the elimination of several grade crossings in Pleasantville, though the project was originally planned by New York Central 25 years earlier. The project was expected to cost $3,857,000. The tracks were lowered for 7,000 feet (2,100 m), new bridges were built over the railroad for Manville and Bedford Roads (current and former NY 117 respectively), and the station house was moved.[4] The project was finished by 1959. As with most of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed the station into a Penn Central Railroad station. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which made it part of Metro-North in 1983. When the Harlem Line was electrified between North White Plains and Brewster North in 1984, less reconstruction was required at Pleasantville than with other stations.

Station layout[edit]

This station has one six-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions.

M Mezzanine Exit/entrance and parking
Platform level
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Hawthorne)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Southeast or Wassaic (Chappaqua)


  1. ^ Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 14. ISBN 0-962120-65-0. 
  2. ^ Existing Railway stations in Westchester County, New York
  3. ^ Grogan, Louis V. (1989). The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad. Self-Published. p. 106. ISBN 0-962120-65-0. 
  4. ^ "WESTCHESTER SET FOR TWO BIG JOBS; State Opens Bids Dec.20 for Pleasantville Crossing and New Expressway Work". The New York Times. November 24, 1956. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 

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