New Hamburg station

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New Hamburg
Northbound Hudson Line train arriving at New Hamburg station.jpg
Poughkeepsie-bound Metro North train arriving at the New Hamburg station
Location Main Street
New Hamburg, NY, 12590
Coordinates 41°35′20″N 73°56′52″W / 41.5889°N 73.9479°W / 41.5889; -73.9479Coordinates: 41°35′20″N 73°56′52″W / 41.5889°N 73.9479°W / 41.5889; -73.9479
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s) Empire Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Dutchess County Public Transit: New Hamburg RailLink
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 8
History
Opened 1850s
Closed July 2, 1973[1]
Rebuilt October 17, 1981[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 259,220 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
Terminus
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line

The New Hamburg Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Wappingers Falls, New York and the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every hour on weekdays, and about every 25 minutes during rush hour, it is 65 miles (105 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 36 minutes.

History[edit]

The Hudson River Railroad was built through New Hamburg in the 1850 in order to expand the Troy and Greenbush Railroad from the Albany area to New York City. Earlier attempts to build the railroad in 1848 were HRR delayed by a fatal cholera outbreak among railroad workers between 1848 and 1849,[3] the HRR was acquired by the New York Central Railroad in 1864.

The New Hamburg station bisects the hamlet's Main Street. Old photographs show a grade crossing used to exist here; since the line was double-tracked in 1928, however, getting from one end of Main Street to the other has required a detour via nearby Bridge Street. Another bridge further north on Reed Road is the only other crossing in the hamlet.

New Hamburg is notable as one of the few in the Metro-North system to have closed and reopened; the original New Hamburg station[4] was closed by the Penn Central Railroad in 1973 and reopened on October 17, 1981 afer the MTA took over the line. Another notable fact about the station is that the distance between it and Poughkeepsie — 8.5 miles (13.7 km) — is the longest such distance between stations on the Hudson Line (on any Metro-North main line, in fact) and the third-longest system-wide.

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms each six cars long.

Street/platform level
Exit/entrance, parking, buses
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Beacon)
Empire Corridor trains do not stop here
Track 2 Empire Corridor trains do not stop here →
Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Closed Station Reopens". Gannett Westchester Newspapers. October 17, 1981. p. A4. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ "New Rail Car to Arrive at New Hamburg Stop". The Poughkeepsie Journal. October 16, 1981. Retrieved December 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Smith. James H., History of Dutchess County New York, D.Mason & Sons, Syracuse, 1882
  4. ^ New Hamburg NYC&HR Train Station and Tunnel (New Hamburg History; Page 2)

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