Wakefield (Metro-North station)

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Wakefield
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
Line(s)
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
History
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Washingtonville[1]
Services
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 5 train) on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway, the northernmost station in the system.

On September 29, 2013, 17-year-old Mount Saint Michael Academy student Matthew Wallace was struck and killed by a northbound train as he stood on the platform in an inebriated state. Afterward, Metro North officials announced that security cameras will be installed at all stations on the Harlem and New Haven lines in order to address public safety concerns. A permanent, makeshift memorial constructed by Wallace's family and friends stands at the station's only entrance.[2] [3] [4]

Station layout[edit]

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.

G Street level Exit/entrance and buses
P
Platform level
Track 4 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Woodlawn)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Woodlawn)
Harlem Line does not stop here
Track 1 Harlem Line does not stop here →
Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Mount Vernon West)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 3 Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Mount Vernon West)

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