Woodlawn (Metro-North station)

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For other rail stations named Woodlawn, see Woodlawn Station.
Woodlawn Station - April 2015.jpg
Woodlawn station in April 2015 from the outbound platform.
Location 555 East 233rd Street
Woodlawn, Bronx, New York 10466
Coordinates 40°53′44″N 73°51′46″W / 40.8955°N 73.8628°W / 40.8955; -73.8628Coordinates: 40°53′44″N 73°51′46″W / 40.8955°N 73.8628°W / 40.8955; -73.8628
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections New York City Subway:
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg trains at 233rd Street
Local Transit NYCT Bus: Bx16, Bx31
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
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 Woodlawn (also known as Woodlawn – East 233rd Street) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Woodlawn section of The Bronx via the Harlem Line. It is 11.8 miles (19.0 km) from Grand Central Terminal and is located on East 233rd Street near Webster Avenue. This station is located in the Zone 2 Metro-North fare zone with hourly service.

Just north of the station is Woodlawn Junction, where the New Haven Line splits from the Harlem Line to join the Northeast Corridor. From 1848 until the 1920s, Woodlawn Station was the only stop in the Bronx shared by both the New York Central and New Haven Railroads until it was moved to Fordham Station.[1] The station house was built over the tracks and survived well into the 1970s.[2]

Woodlawn Station was the site of a derailment on February 16, 1907 that resulted in 20 deaths and 150 injuries. This was one day after New York Central Railroad electrified the Harlem Line in reaction to being chastised in the press after the Park Avenue Tunnel accident of 1902.[3]

Platform and track configuration[edit]

3  Harlem Line for Grand Central
 New Haven Line no stop
1  New Haven Line no stop
2  New Haven Line no stop
4  Harlem Line for Southeast, Wassaic
 New Haven Line no stop

This station has two high-level side platforms, each four cars long. When trains stop at this station, normally the front four open cars receive and discharge passengers.

The western platform, adjacent to Track 4, is generally used by southbound trains. It is accessible by stairway from East 233rd Street or the station's parking lot via Webster Avenue and the southbound Bronx River Parkway service road. The eastern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is generally used by northbound trains. It is accessible by stairway from East 233rd Street.

The Harlem Line has four tracks at this location. The middle two tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains.


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