Port Chester (Metro-North station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Portchester railway station in Portchester, Fareham, UK.
Port Chester
Port Chester NY railroad station.jpg
Port Chester Station House
Location 3 Broad Street,
Port Chester, NY 10573
Coordinates 41°00′06″N 73°39′53″W / 41.00178°N 73.664703°W / 41.00178; -73.664703Coordinates: 41°00′06″N 73°39′53″W / 41.00178°N 73.664703°W / 41.00178; -73.664703
Owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 13, 61, 76
Local Transit CT Transit Stamford: 11A, 11B
Parking 811 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 14
Opened 1890
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Passengers (2006) 588,300[1]Steady 0%
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line

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.[2]


Though the New York and New Haven Railroad laid tracks through Port Chester in the late-1840s, the current station house was built in 1890 by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Between 1929 and 1937[3] 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.[4][5] 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 in 1983. A restoration project was carried out in 2009.[6]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

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.



External links[edit]

Media related to Port Chester (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons