Tenmile River (Metro-North station)

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Tenmile River
Tenmile River, NY, train station.jpg
Southeast-bound train approaching station
Location 12 Sinpatch Road,
Amenia, NY, 12501
Coordinates 41°46′46″N 73°33′32″W / 41.7795°N 73.5590°W / 41.7795; -73.5590Coordinates: 41°46′46″N 73°33′32″W / 41.7795°N 73.5590°W / 41.7795; -73.5590
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Dutchess County LOOP: D
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10
Opened July 6, 2000; 16 years ago (2000-07-06)
Previous names State School (NYC)
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

The Tenmile River (formerly State School) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Amenia, New York via the Harlem Line. About every two hours trains depart bound for Southeast which connect to trains for New York City with service to Grand Central Terminal. It is 80 miles (130 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately two hours, nine minutes.[1]

This station is the next northernmost station in the Zone 10 Metro-North fare zone. It is located on Sinpatch Road (Dutchess CR 5), next to the crossing of the creek, a short distance east of NY 22/343. Tenmile River is named for the waterway of the same name adjacent to the station as well as north of the grade crossing with Sinpatch Road, and is in nearly the same spot as the State School station (named for a nearby institution for the developmentally disabled, now Taconic Developmental Center) which was closed with Penn Central's abandonment of passenger service north of Dover Plains in 1972.


This station was re-opened with the Wassaic train station on July 9, 2000.[2] North of Dover Plains was Penn Central territory in 1972 and was mainly used for freight. After departing Dover, the train would cross the State School Station, which the Indians knew as "Weebutook", and not far after that, arrive at a small shelter with the sign reading "State School" at Mile Post 78.90. In addition to the few passengers that came to visit the New York State-operated juvenile developmental disability center, the major amount of railroad traffic was involved the shipments of soft coal on a regular basis. On any average day numerous carloads were moved in and empties switched out. Similar to the renaming of the State Facility at Wingdale, reflecting the vogue of the era, the State School was renamed the "Wassaic Developmental Center" in the late 1970s.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

This station has one two-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track. Unusually, the MTA has placed identifying signage on concrete pilings opposite the platform to complement the signs on the platform itself.[3]

Platform level
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Southeast or Grand Central (Dover Plains)
Harlem Line toward Wassaic (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance and parking


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