Riverdale (Metro-North station)

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Riverdale Metro North Stop October 2013.jpg
The Riverdale Metro-North station
Location 200 West 254th Street
Riverdale, Bronx, New York 10463
Coordinates 40°54′16″N 73°54′50″W / 40.90444°N 73.9139°W / 40.90444; -73.9139Coordinates: 40°54′16″N 73°54′50″W / 40.90444°N 73.9139°W / 40.90444; -73.9139
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Platforms 1 island platform
1 side platform
Tracks 5
Connections Local Transit Hudson Rail Link: A, B, C, D
Parking 153 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006) 141,180 Steady 0%
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division

The Riverdale (also known as Riverdale – West 254th Street) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Riverdale neighborhood via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It about 12.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 26 minutes. After Mount Saint Vincent station at West 261st Street was closed in 1979, it became the northernmost station on the Hudson Line in the Bronx.

Just south of the station are switches that allow Empire Corridor trains to diverge to Pennsylvania Station via the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge and the Empire Connection.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 543 and there were 153 parking spaces.[1]

Next to the station's southbound platform lies the Riverdale Waterfront Promenade and Fishing Access Site. Dedicated in 2005, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the park "is 20 feet (6.1 m) wide and 600 feet (180 m) long, providing benches and a place to fish or take a stroll between Metro-North train tracks and the Hudson shoreline."[2]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

6    no service
4  Hudson Line for Grand Central
2  Hudson Line no stop
2  Empire Corridor no stop
1  Hudson Line no stop
1  Empire Corridor no stop
3  Hudson Line for Poughkeepsie

The station has two high-level, side platforms each eight cars long. The west one is generally used by southbound trains while the east one is generally used by northbound trains.

The Hudson Line has five tracks here. The west platform is between Tracks 4 and 6, but only serves Track 4 to its east. Track 6 to is west is not powered nor used. The east platform is next to Track 3. The two inner tracks, 1 and 2, are not next to either platform and used by express trains, including those on Amtrak's Empire Service.


  1. ^ "Hudson Line". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ Lueck, Thomas J. (2006-12-05). "On a Sliver of the Bronx, a Waterfront Respite". New York Times. p. B.2. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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