Rye station (Metro-North)

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Rye
Rye MN sta jeh.JPG
From southbound platform
Location 2 Station Plaza,
Rye, NY 10580
Coordinates 40°59′16″N 73°40′45″W / 40.987803°N 73.679123°W / 40.987803; -73.679123Coordinates: 40°59′16″N 73°40′45″W / 40.987803°N 73.679123°W / 40.987803; -73.679123
Owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 61, 75 (summer only)
Construction
Parking 675 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 14
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 642,200[1]Steady 0%
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line

Rye is a Metro-North commuter rail station that serves Rye, New York via the New Haven Line. It is the penultimate station along the New Haven Line within the State of New York. Rye is 24.1 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 50 minutes.

As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,470, and there are 696 parking spots.[2]

History[edit]

Railroad service through Rye dates back to the 1840s when the New York and New Haven Railroad laid tracks through the town and the city. The NY&NE was merged into the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1872. In 1907 the main line was electrified through a major power plant across the state line in Cos Cob built by Westinghouse. Beginning on July 1, 1928, Rye became the northeastern terminus of the New Haven Railroad's interurban affiliate known as the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, on a separate platform from the rest of the station.[3] By December 7, 1929 the line was extended to Port Chester and Rye served as the penultimate stop on the Port Chester Branch.[4] The NYW&B station closed on October 31, 1937, and the New Haven removed the rails in 1940. The New England Thruway was built on the site of the NYW&B station during the 1950s.

As with all New Haven Line stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station upon acquisition by Penn Central Railroad in 1969. Due to the railroad's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s, they were forced to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. For many years, Rye was the eastern Westchester County station for Amtrak,[5] with trains such as the Connecticut Yankee and Mail Express.[6]. MTA transferred the station to Metro-North in 1983, and Amtrak moved to New Rochelle in October 1987.[7]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms each 10 cars long.

M Mezzanine Crossover between tracks
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Harrison)
Track 1 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
Track 2 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4 New Haven Line toward Stamford, New Canaan, New Haven or New Haven–State Street (Port Chester)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

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External links[edit]

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