North White Plains station

North White Plains station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in the North White Plains neighborhood of White Plains, New York. It is the north terminal for most trains that run local to the south and, until 1984, was the northern limit of electrification. Adjacent to the station is a yard/support facility for trains, one of two on the line (Southeast is the other). It is 23.8 miles (38.3 km) from Grand Central Terminal. Travel time varies from 37 minutes to one hour depending on if the train is express or local. The station is in the city of White Plains, and lies close to the hamlet of North White Plains in North Castle.

North White Plains
North White Plains train station.JPG
Northbound view of the middle track at North White Plains station from the southbound platform.
Location1 Haarlem Avenue, White Plains, New York
Coordinates41°3′5″N 73°46′21″W / 41.05139°N 73.77250°W / 41.05139; -73.77250Coordinates: 41°3′5″N 73°46′21″W / 41.05139°N 73.77250°W / 41.05139; -73.77250
Line(s)Harlem Line
Platforms2 island platforms
ConnectionsBee-Line Bus System: 6
Parking1,182 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
2007703,456 Steady 0%
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
White Plains Harlem Line Terminus
towards Southeast
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
White Plains
toward New York
Harlem Division Valhalla
toward Chatham

The station is the northernmost station in the Zone 4 Metro-North fare zone.


North White Plains station was originally built in 1972 by the Penn Central Railroad as a replacement for the former New York Central Railroad-built Holland Avenue station, a low-level northbound-only side platform located near the south end of the current station. It contained both high-level and low-level platforms, until electrification was expanded north of the station.[1] Once Penn Central was dissolved in 1976, Conrail took responsibility for commuter service, until the Metropolitan Transportation Authority officially established Metro-North Railroad in 1983, making the station and the line part of the new railroad.

On October 5, 2015, MTA opened a new five story parking garage for the station at the southeast corner of Bond Street and Haarlem Avenue.[2]

Station layoutEdit

The station has two slightly offset high-level island platforms, each 12 cars long.[3]:11


  1. ^ The Station Reporter (Metro-North Harlem Line)
  2. ^ New Facility Includes Five Floors of Parking and Multi-Modal Access (MTA Info news; October 30th, 2015)
  3. ^ "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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