Katonah station

Katonah
Katonah train station.jpg
Northbound Harlem Line train at Katonah
Location70 Katonah Avenue and Jay Street
Katonah, NY, 10536
Coordinates41°15′35″N 73°41′03″W / 41.2598°N 73.6841°W / 41.2598; -73.6841Coordinates: 41°15′35″N 73°41′03″W / 41.2598°N 73.6841°W / 41.2598; -73.6841
Line(s)Harlem Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Bee-Line: 19
Local Transit HART: Ridgefield Shuttle
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone6 (Metro-North)
History
Electrified1984
700V (DC) third rail
Previous namesMechanicsville[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2007)382,824 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
toward Lake Mahopac
Lake Mahopac BranchTerminus

The Katonah station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in the Westchester County village of Katonah, New York. It is 41.2 miles (66 km) from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time to Grand Central is one hour, six minutes. This station is located in the Zone 6 Metro-North fare zone.

As is the case with Brewster, Katonah is not far from the Connecticut border and sees a sizeable amount of commuters from Ridgefield using Katonah for commuting as opposed to the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line given that Katonah gives a faster, direct trip to Grand Central. Similarly, Housatonic Area Regional Transit has a shuttle connecting Ridgefield to Katonah station during peak hours which also connects to Bee-Line Route 19 to Ossining.

History[]

The old station, currently home to several retail tenants.

The original depot at Katonah was moved from its location in "Old Katonah" in 1897, prior to the flooding of the Croton River valley for the New Croton Reservoir,[2] which is today a private residence in the village of Katonah. A second station (picture on the left) was built in 1910 to replace it. In 1954, New York Central closed the ticket agency in the Katonah station, and the building was later sold to private owners. A small waiting room was maintained for passengers through 1984, when Metro-North opened its new station immediately north of Jay Street crossing. A bridge over the Muscoot Reservoir for Lakeside Road north of the Lakeside Road parking lot was converted into a connecting ramp from Interstate 684 at the southbound on-ramp of Exit 6, but was later closed.[3]

Station layout[]

This station has one eight-car-long high-level island platform serving trains in both directions. Like Brewster, there is a grade crossing adjacent, just to the south of the station. It remains closed the entire time a southbound train is at the station. Similar to both Brewster and Croton Falls, it is right in the village's downtown business district.

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

References[]

  1. ^ New York State Railroads: Passenger Stations and Stops
  2. ^ Singer, Penny (1997-03-30). "Katonah to Observe 100 Years of Rebirth". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  3. ^ 1982 Topographical Map of Katonah, New York (Historic Aerials Online)

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