Looking south, with the Tappan Zee Bridge in the distance.
|Location||1 Depot Plaza, Tarrytown, New York|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
1 side platform
|Connections||Bee-Line Bus System: 1T, 13|
Lower Hudson Transit Link: H03, H07, H07X
|Opened||September 29, 1849|
|Rebuilt||1890, 1925, 2009–12|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
The Tarrytown station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line, located in Tarrytown, New York. It is one of two express stations on that line south of Croton-Harmon, along with Ossining, that serve most trains, excluding peak hour trains to/from Poughkeepsie. Trains leave for New York City every 25 to 30 minutes. It is 24.5 miles (39.4 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about 44 minutes (35 minutes express).
The Tappan Zee Bridge is not far from the station, so the station sees some use by commuters from Rockland County. As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 2677 and there are 909 parking spots, fewer than 100 of which are owned by the railroad. Historically, the New York Central Railroad offered intercity service to Chicago along the Water Level Route, from the station. Amtrak does not offer this service. The closest station offering long distance passenger service is Yonkers.
The Tarrytown station was first used by commuters in 1890. The original station building, which also served as the terminus of John D. Rockefeller's private telegraph wire to his home in Pocantico Hills, was destroyed in a fire caused by a cigarette in April 1922. Plans for a new station were completed three years later in October 1925.
Almost 120 years after the station first went into use, an announcement was made in November 2007 concerning a large scale refurbishment of the station as part of the second phase of MTA's Capital Program. The renovated building will include a ticket agent and waiting area, new heated overpasses, stairways and elevators as well as new platforms. Metro-North has set aside $3.5 million for the project with the expectation that design work would be completed by the second quarter of 2008. Work at the Tarrytown station began in October 2009 and Metro North reports this federal stimulus project is expected to be finished by 2012.
The station is currently served by a number of bus lines, including the Westchester Bee-Line, Tappan Zee Express as well as a number of other connections. Historically, the station was connected to other Westchester County communities via a trolley.
|M||Mezzanine||Connection between platforms and parking|
|Street level||Depot Plaza entrance/exit, station house, buses, eastern parking|
|Track 3|| Hudson Line toward Croton-Harmon (Philipse Manor)|
Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie (Ossining)
|Track 1||Empire Corridor services do not stop here|
|Street level||Green Street exit/entrance and western parking|