Riverdale station (Metro-North)

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Riverdale
Riverdale Metro North Stop October 2013.jpg
The Riverdale Metro-North station
Location Railroad Terrace and West 254th Street
Riverdale, Bronx, New York 10463
Coordinates 40°54′16″N 73°54′50″W / 40.90444°N 73.9139°W / 40.90444; -73.9139Coordinates: 40°54′16″N 73°54′50″W / 40.90444°N 73.9139°W / 40.90444; -73.9139
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s) Empire Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 5
Connections Local Transit Hudson Rail Link: A, B, C, D
Construction
Parking 153 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 141,180 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division
toward New York
toward Peekskill

The Riverdale station (also known as Riverdale–West 254th Street station) is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line, serving the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. The Riverdale station, located at the foot of West 254th Street, is the northernmost Metro-North station in the Bronx. It about 12.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 26 minutes. As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 543 and there were 153 parking spaces.[1]

The former New York Central Railroad depot at this location burned down on the morning of June 23, 1982 after a suspicious fire, requiring the emergency realignment of two trains.[2]

Station layout

The station has two high-level, side platforms each eight cars long. An additional Track 6 is located west of the southbound platform, but is not powered nor used. Just south of the station are switches that allow Empire Corridor trains to diverge to Pennsylvania Station via the Empire Connection and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge.

Next to the station's southbound platform lies the Riverdale Waterfront Promenade and Fishing Access Site. Dedicated in 2005, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the park "is 20 feet (6.1 m) wide and 600 feet (180 m) long, providing benches and a place to fish or take a stroll between Metro-North train tracks and the Hudson shoreline."[3]

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.[4]

M Mezzanine Crossover between tracks
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 4 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Spuyten Duyvil)
Track 2 Hudson Line express trains do not stop here
Empire Corridor trains do not stop here
Track 1 Empire Corridor trains do not stop here →
Hudson Line express trains do not stop here →
Track 3 Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Ludlow)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance

References

  1. ^ "Hudson Line". New York Times. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "'Suspicious' Blaze Wrecks Station". The Riverdale Press. June 24, 1982. p. 2. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Lueck, Thomas J. (December 5, 2006). "On a Sliver of the Bronx, a Waterfront Respite". New York Times. p. B.2. Retrieved July 5, 2008.
  4. ^ "Metro-North Railroad to Make Design Improvements to Five Stations Under Enhanced Stations Initiative Program". MTA. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.

External links

  • Media related to Riverdale (Metro-North station) at Wikimedia Commons
  • Metro-North Railroad - Riverdale
  • List of upcoming train departure times and track assignments from MTA
  • Entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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