COMMUTER TRAINS

NEW YORK (METRO NORTH)

Metro-North Railroad

Present operator of commuter rail service.


New York Central Railroad

Former railroad operated service from Grand Central Terminal, over 2 main routes. The Harlem Line and the Hudson Line.

In addition until 1959, New York Central operated the "Putnam Division" from Sedgwick Ave. station to Brewster, with a branch from Lake Mahopac to Goldens Bridge. The Sedgwick Ave. station was near Yankee Stadium in Bronx, and was accessible via a Subway line. The Putnam Division was never electrified, and thus its trains were not able to operate into Grand Central Terminal. The Putnam Division did include an electrified branch to Getty Square in Yonkers, which was discontinued in 1943.

New York Central also included the West Shore Railroad, where until 1959 commuter trains operated between Weehawken NJ and Newburgh NY. Weehawken was accessible from New York City via ferry.


New Haven Railroad

Former railroad operated service from Grand Central Terminal, over 1 main route and 3 branches. The New Haven Line, with branches to New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury.

Until 1931, New Haven also operated some trains over the Harlem River Branch, connecting with its main line at New Rochelle. In 1917, most of the Harlem River Branch evolved into the "Hell Gate Line", enabling New Haven trains to access Pennsylvania Station and now used by Amtrak.


Google Maps

New York Near North
New York Far North
Connecticut


Web Links

Putnam Division Web Site
West Shore Web Site