MTA Metro-North Railroad, the second largest commuter railroad in the United States, provides approximately 250,000 customer trips each weekday and some 73,000,000 trips per year. A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North was founded in 1983 when the MTA assumed control of Conrail commuter operations in the states of New York and Connecticut.
Metro-North's roots can be traced back to the New York & Harlem Railroad, which began in 1832 as a horse-car line in lower Manhattan. Today, with 384 route miles and 775 miles of track, Metro-North goes to 120 stations distributed in seven counties in New York State--Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Rockland, and Orange--and two counties in the state of Connecticut--New Haven and Fairfield. The total population in these counties is 4,797,320. Three main lines east of the Hudson River--the Hudson, the Harlem, and the New Haven -- operate out of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and two lines west of the Hudson River--the Port Jervis and the Pascack Valley--operate out of New Jersey Transit's terminal in Hoboken, N.J. The Hudson Line extends 74 miles from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie; the Harlem, 82 miles to Wassaic; and the New Haven, which also has three branch lines--the New Canaan, Danbury, and Waterbury--72 miles to New Haven. The Port Jervis Line runs 95 miles from Hoboken to Port Jervis, with 30 of those miles in New Jersey; the Pascack Valley Line extends 31 miles from Hoboken to Spring Valley, 25 of those miles being in New Jersey. Total square mileage of the service territory is approximately 2,701 miles.
Service intervals vary according to destination and time of day. Weekdays, peak-period trains east of the Hudson River run every 20-30 minutes; off-peak trains run every 30-60 minutes; and weekend trains run hourly. Hours of operation are approximately 4 AM to 3:40 AM. For more information, call (800) METRO-INFO or in New York City call (212) 532-4900.
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At this time, January of 2010, the MTA has train stations at the following locations:Amenia, Ardsley, Beacon, Bedford, Bethel, Branchville, Brewster, Bronx, Bronxville, Campbell Hall, Chappaqua, Cold Spring, Cortlandt Manor, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Danbury, Darien, Dobbs Ferry, Dover Plains, Garrison, Goldens Bridge, Greenwich, Harriman, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hawthorne, Irvington, Katonah, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Manitou, Middletown, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Nanuet, New Canaan, New Castle, New Hamburg, New Rochelle, New York City, North Salem, North White Plains, Ossining, Patterson, Pawling, Pearl River, Peekskill, Pelham, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Port Jervis, Poughkeepsie, Purdys, Ridgefield, Riverdale, Rye, Salisbury Mills-Cornwall, Scarborough, Scarsdale, Sloatsburg, South Salem, Spring Valley, Stamford, Suffern, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, Tuxedo, Valhalla, Wassaic, Westport, White Plains, and Yonkers.
This page lists MTA train station locations, addresses and the distance in mileage to Grand Central Terminal from each location.