Spuyten Duyvil (Metro-North station)

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Spuyten Duyvil
Spuyten Duyvil train station.jpg
The Henry Hudson Bridge above the Spuyten Duyvil platform.
Location Edsall Avenue off Johnson Avenue
Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York 10463
Coordinates 40°52′44″N 73°55′22″W / 40.8789°N 73.9227°W / 40.8789; -73.9227Coordinates: 40°52′44″N 73°55′22″W / 40.8789°N 73.9227°W / 40.8789; -73.9227
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Hudson Rail Link: J, K, L, M
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 237,380 Steady 0%
Services
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 Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood of the Bronx, New York via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It is about 10.4 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 23 minutes.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 913 and there were 100 parking spots.[1] More than half of the commuters travel to the station using the Hudson Rail Link bus.[2]

During 2013, two trains derailed near the station. A freight train hauling garbage lost nearly half its cars in July between Spuyten Duyvil and Marble Hill, requiring four days to clean up before one of the tracks could be reopened.[3] In December, a passenger train derailment north of the station resulted in four passenger deaths (the first in the railroad's history) and 75 injuries.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level platforms. Northbound trains utilize an eight-car-long side platform, while southbound trains use a four-car-long island platform. Directly east (railroad south) of the station, Track 4 merges with Track 2. Directly west (railroad north) of the station, Amtrak's Empire Corridor service merges with the Hudson Line.

M Mezzanine Exit/entrance, crossover between platforms
P
Platform level
Track 4 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Marble Hill)
Empire Service does not stop here
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Marble Hill)
Track 1 Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Riverdale)
Empire Service does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hudson Line". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  2. ^ Grossman, Manny (December 27, 2007). "Spuyten Duyvil Station Makes Room for Buses". The Riverdale Press. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  3. ^ Flegenheimer, Matt; Hu, Winnie (July 20, 2013). "Metro-North Line Is Tied Up After a Freight Train Derails". The New York Times. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ “Metro-North Train Derails in the Bronx”, New York Times, December 1, 2013

External links[edit]

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