Riverdale (Metro-North station)

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Riverdale Metro North Stop October 2013.jpg
The Riverdale Metro-North station
Location 200 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
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 5
Connections Local Transit Hudson Rail Link: A, B, C, D
Parking 153 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2006) 141,180 Steady 0%
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

The Riverdale (also known as Riverdale – West 254th Street) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Riverdale neighborhood via the Hudson Line. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It about 12.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 26 minutes. After Mount Saint Vincent station at West 261st Street was closed in 1979, it became the northernmost station on the Hudson Line in the Bronx.

As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 543 and there were 153 parking spaces.[1]

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 Spuyten Duyvil Bridge and the Empire Connection.

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."[2]

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.[3]

M Mezzanine Crossover between tracks
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


  1. ^ "Hudson Line". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ Lueck, Thomas J. (2006-12-05). "On a Sliver of the Bronx, a Waterfront Respite". New York Times. p. B.2. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Metro-North Railroad to Make Design Improvements to Five Stations Under Enhanced Stations Initiative Program". MTA. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 

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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