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The Yonkers station is a Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak railroad station serving the Yonkers, New York. It serves Metro-North commuter trains on the Hudson Line. It was formerly one of four express stations on that line south of Croton–Harmon,[2] but as of November 9, 2014 the only express trains that stop there are a few reverse peak trains in early morning and late evening.[3] Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It is 14.4 miles (23.2 km) from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan and travel time to Grand Central is about 33 minutes.

Yonkers
Yonkers train station front.jpg
Main entrance to the station, facing downtown Yonkers.
Location5 Buena Vista Avenue
Yonkers, New York
Coordinates40°56′08″N 73°54′08″W / 40.9356°N 73.9023°W / 40.9356; -73.9023Coordinates: 40°56′08″N 73°54′08″W / 40.9356°N 73.9023°W / 40.9356; -73.9023
Owned byMTA Metro-North Railroad
Line(s)Empire Corridor
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line: 6, 7, 9, 25, 32
(others at Getty Square)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeYNY
Fare zone3 (Metro North)
History
Opened1911
Rebuilt2004
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2017)27,009[1]Increase 6.66% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Croton–Harmon
toward Montreal
Adirondack New York
Terminus
Croton–Harmon Empire Service
Croton–Harmon
toward Rutland
Ethan Allen Express
Croton–Harmon Maple Leaf
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Glenwood
towards Poughkeepsie
Hudson Line Ludlow
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Tarrytown
toward Chicago
Main Line 138th Street
toward New York
Glenwood
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division Ludlow
toward New York

The station also serves as the only Amtrak station in Southern Westchester serving points north and west like Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Montreal, and Toronto.

The station is two blocks west of the center of Getty Square in downtown Yonkers (where additional Bee-Line Bus System connections can be made), across the street from the historic Yonkers Post Office. It is also near the former Yonkers Trolley Barn.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 922.[4] Four outdoor bicycle parking racks sit across Buena Vista Avenue from the station at the edge of Van Der Donck Park.

HistoryEdit

The current station building was built in 1911 for the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad (NYC) in the Beaux-Arts style. The architects were Warren and Wetmore, one of the firms responsible for Grand Central Terminal. It was meant to be a smaller version of Grand Central; Guastavino tiles are featured prominently in both stations.

Upon the merger of the NYC and the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968, this became a Penn Central commuter rail station. By this time, inter-city service to Yonkers had ended, and would not be restored until the late 1980s. Penn Central continued operating commuter travel until 1976, when it was taken over by Conrail, which in turn transferred the service to Metro-North Railroad in 1983. In 2004, Metro-North completed a $43 million restoration of the Yonkers station.

The ticket office at this station closed on July 7, 2010, so that passengers must now buy their tickets from vending machines at street level.[5] A Metro-North Railroad Police substation is in the terminal on the ground floor.

Station layoutEdit

The station has two high-level island platforms each 10 cars long.[6]:2

 
Platforms at Yonkers station
P
Platform level
Track 4      Hudson Line toward New York–Grand Central (Ludlow)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 2      Hudson Line toward New York–Grand Central (Ludlow)
     Empire Service toward New York–Penn Station (Terminus)
     Ethan Allen Express,      Adirondack,      Maple Leaf toward New York–Penn Station (Terminus)
     Hudson Line express trains do not stop here
     Lake Shore Limited does not stop here
     Empire Service (select trains) does not stop here
Track 1      Empire Service (select trains) does not stop here →
     Lake Shore Limited does not stop here →
     Hudson Line express trains do not stop here →
     Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Croton–Harmon)
     Adirondack toward Montreal (Croton–Harmon)
     Ethan Allen Express toward Rutland (Croton–Harmon)
     Empire Service toward Albany–Rensselaer or Niagara Falls, NY (Croton–Harmon)
     Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Glenwood)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 3      Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Glenwood)
G Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "2006 Hudson Line timetable" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Nov 9 2014 Hudson Line timetable" (PDF).
  4. ^ The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/commutemetro-north.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "mta.info - Metro-North Railroad: Selected Ticket Offices Close On July 7th". Metro North Railroad. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  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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