Port Chester (Metro-North station)
Port Chester Station House
|Location||3 Broad Street,
Port Chester, NY 10573
|Owned by||Metropolitan Transportation Authority|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections|| Bee-Line Bus System: 13, 61, 76
CT Transit Stamford: 11A, 11B
|Electrified||12,500V (AC) overhead catenary|
|Passengers (2006)||588,300 0%|
The Port Chester Metro-North Railroad station serves Port Chester, New York via the New Haven Line. The station is the last station on the line in New York before crossing into Connecticut. Port Chester is 25.7 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 53 minutes.
As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,263 and there are 859 parking spots.
Though the New York and New Haven Railroad laid tracks through Port Chester in the late-1840's, the current station house was built in 1890 by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Between 1929 and 1937 it was located across Westchester Avenue from the terminal station of the Port Chester Branch of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway. Today that former interurban station is the home of the Girtman Memorial Church of the Living God. As with all New Haven Line stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station upon acquisition by Penn Central in 1969, and eventually became part of the MTA's Metro-North Railroad. A restoration project was carried out in 2009.
Platform and track configuration
|3||■New Haven Line||for Grand Central|
|1||■New Haven Line||no stop|
|■Northeast Corridor||no stop|
|2||■New Haven Line||no stop|
|■Northeast Corridor||no stop|
|4||■New Haven Line||for New Haven – State Street|
This station has two high-level side platforms each 10 cars long. The northern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by westbound trains. The southern platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by eastbound trains.
The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are typically used only by express trains. They are also used when the outer tracks are being repaired, with platforms being accessible by bridge plates.
- Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2,263)
- Metro-North Station Statistics (The New York Times; August 2006)
- Port Chester NYW&B Station (New York, Westchester and Boston Railway website)
- Girtman Memorial Church (Facebook Page)
- 2000 Walter Hahn Photo of former Port Chester NYW&B Station (Existing Railroad Stations in Westchester County, New York)
- "Metro-North to Begin Major Station Improvements at Port Chester and Rye" (Press release). Metro-North Railroad. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
Media related to Port Chester (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Metro-North Railroad - Port Chester
- List of upcoming train departure times and track assignments from MTA
- May 28, 1999 Walter Hahn Photo (Existing Railroad Stations in Westchester County, New York)
- Westchester Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- King Street entrance from Google Maps Street View