Port Jervis (Metro-North station)

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Port Jervis
Port Jervis, NY, train station from across tracks.jpg
Passengers waiting for a train at the station, 2015
Location 100 Pike Street & 198 Front Street
Port Jervis, NY, 12771-1827
Coordinates 41°22′30″N 74°41′42″W / 41.3750°N 74.6951°W / 41.3750; -74.6951Coordinates: 41°22′30″N 74°41′42″W / 41.3750°N 74.6951°W / 41.3750; -74.6951
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections Bucky's Taxi
Construction
Parking 110 spaces
Other information
Station code 2677 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 170
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Terminus Port Jervis Line
toward Hoboken

The Port Jervis Metro-North station serves the residents of Port Jervis, New York and surrounding communities. It is the western terminus of the Port Jervis Line, with trains taking New York City-bound passengers there via Hoboken and Secaucus Junction. It is the most remote station on the network from the center of New York City, with travel time to Grand Central Terminal being approximately 2.5 hours.

Located slightly off US 6 and 209 in downtown Port Jervis, it is the westernmost station in the Metro-North system. It is, in fact, within two blocks' walk of the bridge over the Delaware River to Matamoras, Pennsylvania, a state which produces some regular commuters. The northwestern tip of New Jersey, also not far away, draws riders as well. Rail distance to Hoboken via NJ Transit's Main Line is 95 miles (153 km), the longest distance from one terminal to another on the Metro-North system.

The station sees several commuter trains a day, operated by New Jersey Transit. Until 1999, Conrail had a handful of trains traversing over the Southern Tier Line, which is now owned by Norfolk Southern. Today, the New York Susquehanna & Western operates six trains a week past the station, usually passing by during the night hours.

Station layout[edit]

1  Port Jervis Line for Hoboken
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The actual station consists of a short concrete platform, a shelter, ticket machines and a posted schedule. Renovations and improvements similar to those done elsewhere on the line have not yet reached Port Jervis; however there is ample parking. The vicinity of the station is actually quite interesting, with trains awaiting their routes in the yard just beyond (the tracks continue upriver, but only carry freight beyond here) and various features of the once extensive facilities that existed here when it was a division point on the Erie Railroad, including a still-working turntable, used when excursion trains operate from the station.

Erie Depot[edit]

A short distance down the tracks from the station is the Erie Depot, which served as the city's passenger station for much of the 20th century. Built by the Erie Railroad in 1892, when passenger service continued on to Binghamton,[2] it remained in service through the mid-1970s. In 1982 it was redeveloped and today houses medical offices and some small shops.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Emily. "Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Port Jervis". I Ride The Harlem Line... Retrieved 2016-01-24. 

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