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Old Tuxedo train station 2.jpg
The station building, originally constructed in 1885.
Location 240 Route 17
Tuxedo, NY
Coordinates 41°11′38″N 74°11′05″W / 41.1940°N 74.1848°W / 41.1940; -74.1848Coordinates: 41°11′38″N 74°11′05″W / 41.1940°N 74.1848°W / 41.1940; -74.1848
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Intercity Bus Short Line Bus: 17M/MD
Parking 245
Other information
Station code 2511 (Erie Railroad)
Opened 1841
Rebuilt 1885
Key dates
August 1966 Station agent eliminated
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
towards Port Jervis
Port Jervis Line Sloatsburg
towards Hoboken
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Sloatsburg
toward Jersey City
toward Chicago
Tuxedo Park Railroad Station
Location NY 17, Tuxedo, New York
Area less than one acre
Built 1886
Architect Bruce Price
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference No. 00001529
Added to NRHP December 13, 2000

The Tuxedo station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line, serving the community of Tuxedo, New York, and the gated village of Tuxedo Park, New York.

Station layout and structure

This station has one track and a low-level side platform. It is the only stop along the line that retains the old station at the current station site. It was built in 1885 as one of the original Tuxedo Park buildings, designed by architect Bruce Price, and was listed as Tuxedo Park Railroad Station on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The town of Tuxedo currently owns it, and has restored it to its original appearance. The station contains a waiting room and a community room often used by the Boy/Girl Scouts and other Tuxedo clubs and organizations.

In 2009 the town spent $1 million to restore the building itself to what historians believe was its original appearance. The train station currently displays artwork by long-time Tuxedo Park resident and artist Robert Bero. The pieces, a gift from the estate of the late artist, include woodcuts, etchings and drawings.

Platform level
Track 1      Template:MNRR lines toward Port Jervis (Harriman)
     Template:MNRR lines toward Hoboken (Sloatsburg)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Station building, ticket machine, parking
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