Scarsdale station

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Scarsdale
Scarsdale Railroad Station, East Parkway, Scarsdale (Westchester County, New York).jpg
Scarsdale railroad station
Location1 Depot Place
Scarsdale, NY, 10583-3707
Line(s)Harlem Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 63, 64, 65, 66
Construction
Parking35 spaces
Other information
Fare zone4
History
Opened1846 (NY&H)
Rebuilt1904 (NYC),[1] 2007 (MNRR)
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2007)1.219 million Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Crestwood Harlem Line Hartsdale
towards Wassaic
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Crestwood
toward New York
Harlem Division Hartsdale
toward Chatham
Scarsdale Railroad Station
Scarsdale station is located in New York
Scarsdale station
Scarsdale station is located in the United States
Scarsdale station
LocationScarsdale, New York, USA
Coordinates40°59′23.64″N 73°48′29.88″W / 40.9899000°N 73.8083000°W / 40.9899000; -73.8083000Coordinates: 40°59′23.64″N 73°48′29.88″W / 40.9899000°N 73.8083000°W / 40.9899000; -73.8083000
Built1902
ArchitectNichols, Grant[2]
Architectural styleTudor Revival
NRHP reference #00000837
Added to NRHPJuly 27, 2000

The Scarsdale station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in Scarsdale, New York. It is 19 miles (31 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Scarsdale is the southernmost station on the two-track section of the Harlem Line; a third track begins to the south.

Scarsdale is the second busiest Metro-North station in Westchester County, after White Plains. It is the southernmost station in the Zone 4 Metro-North fare zone. As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 4,080, and there are 919 parking spots.[3]

History[edit]

Interior

The New York and Harlem Railroad laid tracks through Scarsdale during the 1840s, and established a station in Scarsdale as far back as 1846.[4] The existing station house was built by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1904 (although some evidence dates it back to 1902) in the Tudor Revival style. As with the rest of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed the station into a Penn Central Railroad station. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and it officially became part of Metro-North in 1983. The station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the year 2000, and faced a restoration project in 2007.[5]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms, which are 12 cars long.[6]:10

M Mezzanine Crossover between platforms
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Crestwood)
Track 1 Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Hartsdale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, buses

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Westchester County, New York
  2. ^ Westchester County Listings -- National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ New York Times 2006 Metro-North commuuter rail info
  4. ^ History of Scarsdale (Official Village Website)
  5. ^ 2007 Restoration Project (Peter F. Gaito and Associates)
  6. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

External links[edit]

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