Dobbs Ferry station - Wikipedia

Dobbs Ferry station

Dobbs Ferry station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line, located in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 30 minutes. It is 19.9 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 44 minutes by local train.

Dobbs Ferry
Dobbs Ferry train station.jpg
Southbound M7A EMU train stopping at Dobbs Ferry, as seen from the High Street Bridge.
Location11 Station Plaza, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Coordinates41°00′45″N 73°52′46″W / 41.01250°N 73.87944°W / 41.01250; -73.87944Coordinates: 41°00′45″N 73°52′46″W / 41.01250°N 73.87944°W / 41.01250; -73.87944
Line(s)Empire Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsBee-Line Bus System: 1C, 1T, 1W, 6, 66
Construction
Parking576 spaces
Other information
Fare zone4
History
OpenedSeptember 29, 1849[1]
Rebuilt1889, 2006–2008
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
Ardsley-on-Hudson Hudson Line Hastings-on-Hudson
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Ardsley-on-Hudson
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division Hastings-on-Hudson
toward New York

HistoryEdit

 
The station depicted in a 1906 postcard

Dobbs Ferry station opened on September 29, 1849 with its origins as part of the Hudson River Railroad.[1] The current station house, which was built in 1889 by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, became a Penn Central station upon the merger between NYC and Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 like many NYCRR stations in Westchester County, until it was taken over by Conrail in 1976, and then by Metro-North Railroad in 1983. It was restored between 2006 and 2008 by Metro-North.[2] The station house is now a local bar and grille.[3]

Station layoutEdit

The station has two slightly offset high-level side platforms–each eight cars long. The two inner tracks not next to either platform are used by express trains, one of which does not include a third rail.[4]:3

M Mezzanine Station Plaza exit/entrance, connection between platforms
P
Platform level
Side platform  
Track 3      Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon (Ardsley-on-Hudson)
Track 1      Hudson Line express service do not stop here
     Empire Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2      Empire Corridor services do not stop here →
     Hudson Line express service do not stop here →
Track 4      Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Side platform  
Street level Western exit/entrance and parking

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hudson River Railroad". The Evening Post. New York, New York. October 2, 1849. p. 4. Retrieved December 8, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ Metro-North and Villages Celebrate Completion of Station Work At Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Irvington (MTA Press Release; June 20, 2008)
  3. ^ Hudson Social (Official site)
  4. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

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