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, but as of November 9, 2014[update] the only express trains that stop there are a few reverse peak trains in early morning and late evening. 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.
Main entrance to the station, facing downtown Yonkers.
|Location||5 Buena Vista Avenue|
Yonkers, New York
|Owned by||MTA Metro-North Railroad|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Connections|| Bee-Line: 6, 7, 9, 25, 32|
(others at Getty Square)
|Fare zone||3 (Metro North)|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
|Passengers (2017)||27,009 6.66% (Amtrak)|
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.
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. A Metro-North Railroad Police substation is in the terminal on the ground floor.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "2006 Hudson Line timetable" (PDF).
- "Nov 9 2014 Hudson Line timetable" (PDF).
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- "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.
- "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Pepe, Phil, Jr. (2019). "How the CIty of Yonkers Won an AMTRAK Stop..." (PDF). New York By Rail. pp. 37–39.
- Media related to Yonkers station at Wikimedia Commons
- Yonkers, NY – Amtrak
- Metro-North Railroad - Yonkers
- List of upcoming Metro-North train departure times and track assignments from MTA
- Governor Pataki Celebrates Restoration of Historic Yonkers Station (N.Y. State press release)
- The Subway Nut - Yonkers
- Station House from Google Maps Street View
- Comparison of Yonkers Train Station with Grand Central Terminal
- Yonkers, NY (YNY) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)