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The Croton–Harmon station (/krtɪnhɑːrmɪn/) is a train station in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. It serves the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line and all Amtrak lines running along the Empire Corridor. It is the main transfer point between the Hudson Line's local and express service and marks the endpoint of third rail electrification on the route. It is 32.5 miles (52.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Travel times to Grand Central range from 42 minutes (super-express runs) to 71 minutes (trains making all local stops).

Croton–Harmon
Metro-North Hudson Line station
Amtrak station
Croton-Harmon station.jpg
Location1 Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Coordinates41°11′23″N 73°52′58″W / 41.1898°N 73.8827°W / 41.1898; -73.8827Coordinates: 41°11′23″N 73°52′58″W / 41.1898°N 73.8827°W / 41.1898; -73.8827
Owned byMetro-North Railroad
Line(s)Empire Corridor
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line: 10, 11, 14
Construction
Parking1,903 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCRT (Amtrak)
Fare zone5 (Metro North)
History
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Previous namesHarmon (–April 28, 1963)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2006)875,680[citation needed]Steady 0% (Metro-North)
Passengers (2017)46,057[2]Increase 0.81% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Poughkeepsie
toward Montreal
Adirondack Yonkers
toward New York
Poughkeepsie Empire Service
Poughkeepsie
toward Rutland
Ethan Allen Express
Poughkeepsie Maple Leaf
Poughkeepsie
toward Chicago
Lake Shore Limited New York
Terminus
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Cortlandt
towards Poughkeepsie
Hudson Line Ossining
Crugers
(Closed 1995)
towards Poughkeepsie
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Poughkeepsie
toward Chicago
Lake Shore New York (Grand Central)
Terminus
Poughkeepsie Niagara Rainbow
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Peekskill
toward Chicago
Main Line Ossining
toward New York
Croton North
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division

Croton-Harmon is the northern limit of electrification on the Hudson Line. All electric multiple unit trains originate and terminate here. Trains coming to and from the northern terminus at Poughkeepsie are powered by dual-mode GE P32AC-DM locomotives. Metro-North used to host an open house of the maintenance facilities every October. The last Open House was in 2008, with the event suspended indefinitely due to renovations of the Harmon shops.[3]

Amtrak passengers can travel between this station and New York Penn Station on all Empire routes except the New York City section of the Lake Shore Limited, which stops here only to discharge passengers southbound and to receive passengers northbound.

During the days of the New York Central Railroad, the station and shops were known as Harmon. Trains continuing north of Harmon, including the flagship 20th Century Limited would exchange their electric locomotive for a steam or diesel locomotive to continue the journey to points north and west.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson operates the station parking lot. A great number of spots are reserved for long-term permit holders and village residents. There is also ample parking for daily use.[4] The station is easily accessed via the Croton Point Avenue exit from US 9.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 3368 and there are 1903 parking spots.[5][better source needed]

Station layoutEdit

The station has three high-level island platforms each 10 cars long.[6]:4 Some Hudson Line trains also stop on Tracks 1 and 2.

 
Platforms at Croton-Harmon station
G Street level Exit/entrance, platform crossover, station house, parking
P
Platform level
Track 4      Hudson Line toward New York–Grand Central (Ossining)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 2      Hudson Line toward New York–Grand Central (Ossining)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 1      Adirondack,      Empire Service,      Ethan Allen Express,      Maple Leaf toward New York–Penn Station (Yonkers)
     Lake Shore Limited toward New York–Penn Station (Terminus)
     Hudson Line toward New York–Grand Central (Ossining)
     Hudson Line alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 3      Lake Shore Limited toward Chicago (Poughkeepsie)
     Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Poughkeepsie)
     Adirondack toward Montreal (Poughkeepsie)
     Ethan Allen Express toward Rutland (Poughkeepsie)
     Empire Service toward Albany–Rensselaer or Niagara Falls, NY (Poughkeepsie)
     Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie (Cortlandt)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Names Changed". New York Daily News. April 25, 1963. p. 532. Retrieved June 23, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ Come One – Come All To Harmon Shops's Open House (MTA Press Releases; September 25, 2008)
  4. ^ Village of Croton Train Station Parking
  5. ^ "West Of Hudson Lines". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

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