Hawthorne station (Metro-North)

Hawthorne
Hawthorne train station.jpg
Location398 Elwood Avenue
Hawthorne, NY, 10532
Coordinates41°06′32″N 73°47′46″W / 41.1090°N 73.7960°W / 41.1090; -73.7960Coordinates: 41°06′32″N 73°47′46″W / 41.1090°N 73.7960°W / 41.1090; -73.7960
Line(s)Harlem Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line Bus System: 15
Construction
Parking308 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone5
History
Opened1847
Electrified1984
700V (DC) third rail
Previous namesUnionville (1847–1901)
Traffic
Passengers (2007)244,609 Steady 0%
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 Hawthorne station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in Hawthorne, New York. Trains leave or arrive approximately every 20 minutes during peak periods, hourly otherwise. It is 28.2 miles (45 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time to Grand Central is 44 minutes.

This station is located in the Zone 5 Metro-North fare zone.

History[]

Rail service in Hawthorne can be traced as far back as 1847, when the New York and Harlem Railroad built a line and a railroad station with the name "Unionville", the former name of Hawthorne itself. The railroad and the station became part of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1864 and was eventually taken over by the New York Central Railroad. By the early 20th century, when Rose Hawthorne Lathrop established a home for victims of incurable cancer, the community and the station were renamed "Hawthorne". A grade crossing existed just north of the station for Broadway at Elwood Avenue until 1951, when the New York State Department of Public Works realigned New York State Route 141 onto a bridge over the tracks south of the station leading to a wye at Elwood Road.[1][2] Sometime during the late-1950s[when?] the former Richardson Romanesque depot was replaced with a simple brick structure.

As with most of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed the station into a Penn Central Railroad station. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which made it part of Metro-North in 1983. At some point, the station was remodeled and moved about 100-foot (30 m) from its original location.[3]

Platform and track configuration[]

This station has one eight-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions.

M Mezzanine Exit/entrance and parking
P
Platform level
Track 2 Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Valhalla or Mount Pleasant)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Harlem Line toward Southeast or Wassaic (Pleasantville)

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