Pleasantville (Metro-North station)

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Pleasantville
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
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line: 6, 15, 19
Construction
Parking 263 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 5
History
Opened 1846
Rebuilt 1905, 1959
Electrified 1984
700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 292,500 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
(closed 1984)
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

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.

History[edit]

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 deparment of the headquarters of Reader's Digest.[3] In 1959, the New York Central Railroad undertook a grade separation project that lowered the tracks through town and eliminated several grade crossings. 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
P
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)

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

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