Tarrytown (Metro-North Station)
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Tarrytown Metro-North Station
Tarrytown train station.jpg
Looking south, with the Tappan Zee Bridge in the distance.
Location1 Depot Plaza, Tarrytown, New York
Coordinates41°04?32?N 73°51?56?W / 41.0755°N 73.8656°W / 41.0755; -73.8656Coordinates: 41°04?32?N 73°51?56?W / 41.0755°N 73.8656°W / 41.0755; -73.8656
Line(s)Empire Corridor
Platforms1 island platform
1 side platform
ConnectionsBee-Line Bus System: 1T, 13
Lower Hudson Transit Link: H03, H07, H07X
Parking909 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone5
OpenedSeptember 29, 1849[1]
Rebuilt1890, 1925, 2009–12
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Yonkers
toward New York
Philipse Manor
toward Peekskill
Hudson Division Irvington
toward New York

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,[2] fewer than 100 of which are owned by the railroad.[3] 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.

Station building

The waiting room and ticket office.
1925 station building.

The Tarrytown station was first used by commuters in 1890.[4] The original station building, which also served as the terminus of John D. Rockefeller's private telegraph wire to his home in Pocantico Hills,[5] was destroyed in a fire caused by a cigarette in April 1922.[6] Plans for a new station were completed three years later in October 1925.[7]

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.[8] Work at the Tarrytown station began in October 2009 and Metro North reports this federal stimulus project is expected to be finished by 2012.[9]


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.[10]

Station layout

The station has two slightly offset high-level platforms, each 10 cars long.[11]:3 The station has several parking options.[12]

M Mezzanine Connection between platforms and parking
Platform level
Street level Depot Plaza entrance/exit, station house, buses, eastern parking
Side platform Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3      Hudson Line toward Croton-Harmon (Philipse Manor)
     Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie (Ossining)
Track 1      Empire Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2      Empire Corridor services do not stop here ->
     Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Harlem-125th Street) ->
Island platform Handicapped/disabled access
Track 4      Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Irvington) ->
Street level Green Street exit/entrance and western parking


  1. ^ "Hudson River Railroad". The Evening Post. New York, New York. October 2, 1849. p. 4. Retrieved 2019 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Hudson Line". New York Times. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Brenner, Elsa (2000-03-26). "For Fairness, Metro-North Takes Over Lots". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Rowe, Claudia (1999-11-21). "At The Station, Much More Than Trains". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Rockefeller Private Wire". The New York Times. 1911-10-06. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Tarrytown Station Burns" (PDF). The New York Times. 1922-04-29. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Big Apartment for Suburb". The New York Times. 1925-10-11. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Thiesfeldt, Arnold. "Just the Ticket". River Journal Online. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Corporate and Public Affairs, MTA Metro North Railroad. "We're fixing up our front door(s)" (PDF). Mileposts. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "New Trolley to Tarrytown". The New York Times. 1896-05-13. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Village of Tarrytown, NY - Village Parking Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine

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