Scarsdale (Metro-North station)

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Scarsdale Railroad Station
Location 1 Depot Place
Scarsdale, NY, 10583-3707
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 63, 64, 65, 66
Parking 919 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 4
Opened 1846
Rebuilt 1904,[1] 2007
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006) 1.060 million Steady 0%
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham
Scarsdale Railroad Station
Scarsdale (Metro-North station) is located in New York
Scarsdale (Metro-North station)
Scarsdale (Metro-North station) is located in the US
Scarsdale (Metro-North station)
Location Scarsdale, New York, USA
Coordinates 40°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
Built 1902
Architect Nichols, Grant[2]
Architectural style Tudor Revival
NRHP Reference # 00000837
Added to NRHP July 27, 2000

The Scarsdale Metro-North Railroad station serves Scarsdale, New York via the Harlem Line. 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. Because of this, Scarsdale and the next station to the south, Crestwood, are the first/last stops outside New York City on most Harlem Line express trains.

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]



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. The western platform is 11 cars long and the eastern platform is 12 cars long.

M Mezzanine Crossover between platforms
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

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