Port Chester station

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Port Chester
Port Chester NY railroad station.jpg
The station house at Port Chester
Location 3 Broad Street,
Port Chester, NY 10573
Coordinates 41°00′06″N 73°39′53″W / 41.00178°N 73.664703°W / 41.00178; -73.664703Coordinates: 41°00′06″N 73°39′53″W / 41.00178°N 73.664703°W / 41.00178; -73.664703
Owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 13, 61, 76
Local Transit CT Transit Stamford: 11A, 11B
Construction
Parking 811 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 14
History
Opened 1890
Electrified 12,500V (AC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 588,300[1]Steady 0%
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
New Haven Line

The Port Chester Metro-North Railroad station serves Port Chester, New York via the New Haven Line. The station is the last station on the line in New York before crossing into Connecticut. Port Chester is 25.7 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 53 minutes.

As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,263 and there are 859 parking spots.[2]

History[edit]

Though the New York and New Haven Railroad laid tracks through Port Chester in the late-1840s, the current station house was built in 1890 by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Between 1929 and 1937[3] it was located across Westchester Avenue from the terminal station of the Port Chester Branch of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway. Today that former interurban station is the home of the Girtman Memorial Church of the Living God.[4][5]

As with all New Haven Line stations in Westchester County, the station became a Penn Central station upon acquisition by Penn Central in 1969, and eventually became part of the MTA's Metro-North Railroad in 1983. A restoration project was carried out in 2009.[6] Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with four other Metro-North Railroad stations, would receive a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories, and maps.[7]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two high-level side platforms each 10 cars long.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 New Haven Line toward Grand Central (Rye)
Track 1 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here
Track 2 Northeast Corridor, New Haven Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 4 New Haven Line toward Stamford, New Canaan, New Haven or New Haven–State Street (Greenwich)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Using 260 weekdays in a year multiplied by number of weekday passengers (2,263)
  2. ^ Metro-North Station Statistics (The New York Times; August 2006)
  3. ^ Port Chester NYW&B Station (New York, Westchester and Boston Railway website)
  4. ^ Girtman Memorial Church (Facebook Page)
  5. ^ 2000 Walter Hahn Photo of former Port Chester NYW&B Station (Existing Railroad Stations in Westchester County, New York)
  6. ^ "Metro-North to Begin Major Station Improvements at Port Chester and Rye" (Press release). Metro-North Railroad. July 8, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Metro-North Railroad to Make Design Improvements to Five Stations Under Enhanced Stations Initiative Program". MTA. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Port Chester (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons