Kensico Cemetery station

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Kensico Cemetery
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1893 image of the former Kensico Cemetery station
Location 273 Lakeview Avenue
Valhalla, NY, 10595
Coordinates 41°04′55.9″N 73°47′03.6″W / 41.082194°N 73.784333°W / 41.082194; -73.784333Coordinates: 41°04′55.9″N 73°47′03.6″W / 41.082194°N 73.784333°W / 41.082194; -73.784333
Line(s)
Tracks 2
History
Opened circa 1889
Closed 1983
Rebuilt 1902
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
New York Central Railroad
toward Chatham
Harlem Division
toward New York

Kensico Cemetery was a station on the Harlem Line of the Metro-North Railroad which served the large cemetery of the same name which the line runs through. Located along the platform behind the buildings at Sharon Gardens,[1] the station was similar to the still-existent and nearby Mount Pleasant station in which it served friends and family of those buried there instead of actual commuters. By the late 1970s the station saw only three trains a day on weekends, and was a flag stop for one train on weekdays.[2] Upon the electrification of the Harlem Line between North White Plains and Brewster North in 1983, the station was closed[3] given its redundancy to Mount Pleasant and the cost to modernize the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Railroad Stations of Westchester County, New York
  2. ^ Harlem Line timetable effective October 30, 1977
  3. ^ Station no longer appears on timetable effective April 24, 1983
2009 image of the low-level platform next to the Grand Central-bound tracks