Wakefield (Metro-North station)

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Wakefield Station - April 2015.jpg
Wakefield station in April 2015 from the outbound platform.
Location 801 East 241st Street
Wakefield, Bronx, New York 10466
Coordinates 40°54′22″N 73°51′19″W / 40.9062°N 73.8554°W / 40.9062; -73.8554Coordinates: 40°54′22″N 73°51′19″W / 40.9062°N 73.8554°W / 40.9062; -73.8554
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections New York City Subway:
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg train at Wakefield – 241st Street
Local Transit NYCT Bus: Bx39
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Washingtonville[1]
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

The Wakefield (also known as Wakefield – East 241st Street) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Wakefield section of The Bronx via the Harlem Line, and it is the last station on the line before it crosses into Westchester County, New York. It is 12.6 miles (20.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal and is located on East 241st Street. Service at Wakefield is hourly.

This station is the first/last station in the Zone 2 Metro-North fare zone, and is the first/last station of the CityTicket intra-city ticket zone.

Though there is no direct connecting bus service at the station, five blocks east from the station is the Wakefield – 241st Street station (2 train) on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway, the northernmost station in the system.

Platform and track configuration[edit]

4  Harlem Line for Grand Central
2  Harlem Line for Grand Central
1  Harlem Line for Wassaic
3  Harlem Line for Wassaic

This station has two high-level island platforms, each four cars long and accessible by stairway from the north side of East 241st Street. Because of these short platform lengths, only four cars can receive and discharge passengers at the station. Depending on the time of day and direction of train, it is generally either the front four or rear four cars.

The western platform, adjacent to Tracks 2 and 4, is generally used by southbound trains. The eastern platform, adjacent to Tracks 1 and 3, is generally used by northbound trains.


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