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Hartsdale station as seen from East Hartsdale Avenue
Location 1 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, New York
Line(s) Harlem Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bee-Line Bus System: 34, 38, 39
Parking 797 spaces
Disabled access Yes (to each platform);
No (between platforms)
Other information
Fare zone 4
Opened December 1, 1844
Rebuilt 1915 (NYC)
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Previous names Hart's Corner
Passengers (2007) 794,405 Steady 0%
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
Scarsdale Harlem Line White Plains
towards North White Plains
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
toward New York
Harlem Division White Plains
toward Chatham
Hartsdale Railroad Station
Hartsdale station is located in New York
Hartsdale station
Location in New York
Hartsdale station is located in the United States
Hartsdale station
Location in the United States
Location Hartsdale, New York, USA
Architect Warren and Wetmore
Architectural style Tudor Revival
NRHP reference No. 11000453
Added to NRHP July 14, 2011

The Hartsdale station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, serving the communities of Greenburgh and Scarsdale, New York. It is 20.6 miles (33.2 km) from Grand Central Terminal, and the average travel time varies between 33 and 48 minutes (depending on if a train is express or local).

This station is located in the Zone 4 Metro-North fare zone.


The station building was originally built in 1915 (or 1914 according to the MTA) by the Warren and Wetmore architectural firm for the New York Central Railroad, as a replacement for a smaller wooden depot built by the New York and Harlem Railroad originally known as "Hart's Corner Station." Unlike most Warren & Wetmore-built NYC stations, which were grand cathedral-like structures using Beaux-Arts architecture, this one was strictly of the Tudor Revival style. The station was named after the valley owned by the Harts.

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. In 2011, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Station layout

This station has two slightly offset high-level side platforms, each 12 cars long. There is space for a third track at this location.

M Mezzanine Crossover between platforms
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2      Harlem Line toward Grand Central (Scarsdale)
Track 1      Harlem Line toward North White Plains (White Plains)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, buses

Public art

The station is the site of Workers, a series of sculptures by Tom Nussbaum portraying silhouettes of railroad workers and commuters. The sculptures are rendered in COR-TEN® steel and placed between the northbound and southbound tracks. Additional monumentally-scaled human figures made of iron are situated in the track bed.

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