Tremont station (Metro-North)

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Tremont
Tremont Station.jpg
Tremont station facing towards Fordham in July 2011.
Location 429 East Tremont Avenue (177th Street)
and 4199 Park Avenue
Upper Morrisania, Bronx, New York
Coordinates 40°50′50″N 73°53′59″W / 40.8472°N 73.8997°W / 40.8472; -73.8997Coordinates: 40°50′50″N 73°53′59″W / 40.8472°N 73.8997°W / 40.8472; -73.8997
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit NYCT Bus: Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41 SBS, Bx42
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened c. 1841
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Harlem Line
toward Wassaic
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chatham
Harlem Division
toward New York

The Tremont (also known as Tremont–East 177th Street) Metro-North Railroad station serves the Tremont section of the Bronx via the Harlem Line. It is 7.9 miles (12.7 km) from Grand Central Terminal and is in an open cut at the intersection of Park Avenue and East Tremont Avenue (East 177th Street). Service at Tremont is limited;[1] trains stop every 30 minutes during rush hours, every hour otherwise. This station is in the Zone 2 Metro-North fare zone.

History[edit]

The New York and Harlem Railroad was known to have a Tremont station as far back as 1841. When Tremont station was rebuilt by the New York Central Railroad in the late-19th Century, it contained a station house along the north side of the 177th Street bridge over all four tracks. Similar structures were built for the former Melrose Station as well as the former Morrisania and Claremont Park stations.[2][3] As with other NYC stations in the Bronx, the station became a Penn Central station once the NYC & Pennsylvania Railroads merged in 1968. However, because of the railroad's serious financial distress following the merger, commuter service was turned over to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1972. Penn Central was acquired by Conrail in 1976, and the line and station were completely turned over to Metro-North Railroad in 1983. The station house was torn down in September 1999,[4] but the platforms and staircases leading to the East Tremont Avenue bridge remain.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level side platforms, each two cars long, reached by stairway from East Tremont Avenue. When trains stop at this station, normally the front two open cars receive and discharge passengers.

G Street level Exit/entrance and buses
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Melrose)
New Haven Line does not stop here
Track 2 Harlem Line, New Haven Line do not stop here
Track 1 Harlem Line, New Haven Line do not stop here →
Track 3 New Haven Line does not stop here →
Harlem Line toward North White Plains, Southeast or Wassaic (Fordham)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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