Irvington is a Metro-North Station on the Hudson Line that used to receive base service only hourly but as of the June 2013 schedule this service has been increased to two trains per hour. The station has two eight-car side platforms along a four-track line where only 3 of the 4 tracks are electrified with a third rail (the southbound express track isn't electrified here for an unknown reason). The station was renovated in 2007. The platforms are completely offset from each other with the Grand Central-bound platform north of the Croton-bound platform. In the area where the platforms are in the same place are two portals with glass block windows. These cover staircases that lead down to an underpass that connects the platforms. The underpass has cream-colored walls and a curved roof. It is at the foot of Main Street. Above the middle of the New York-bound platform is the roadway bridge of Buckhout Street. A staircase leads down from the south sidewalk to the Grand Central-bound platform, and to the sidewalk that is where the former low-level platform was for Croton-bound trains. These staircases are part of the street and not covered.
The reason why the platforms are offset is near here, between the bridge and the tunnel. This is the historic 1889 train station. It is a one story Richardsonian Romanesque stone depot of pink granite with red sandstone and brownstone trim. The station has an overhanging eaved roof with a gutter painted red that extends and provides a porch along the former low-level platform held up by red supports extending a short distance from the center of the depot. The station has been leased by Metro-North. It was formerly a professional office, home to Marcantonio and Kahn Architects but as of Summer 2014 is for rent.
The platforms each have green canopy structures that cover northern third of the northbound platform and the southern half of the Grand Central-bound platform between the end of the platform and the open-air staircase up to the Buckhout Street bridge. For access the Grand Central-bound platform has a single staircase and ADA ramp directly at its southern end up from Bridge Street plus the staircase to the road overpass (this overpass is the step-free connection between the platforms). There is minimal railroad parking on the river side of the tracks. The large nearby parking lot near the station and the river used by private business (including some restaurants) that are inside former industrial buildings along the river. The Northbound platform is along Astor Street with staircases up to it at regular intervals, and the ADA ramp at its northern end. Railroad parking is along Astor Street and extends south a ways from the station.
Photos 1-23: 14 June, 2008; 24-50: 30 June, 2015
At Ivington the main way to go between the side platforms is by use of a pedestrian underpass that Metro-North seems to have rebuilt, it is still at street level. This is left over from when the underpass originally built and the station had low-level platforms.
One of the two staircases down to the underpass from the Croton Harmon platform and side of the tracks towards town.
Looking down the underpass at Irvinging, construction materials and plastic from the renovation are still covering parts of it. It's renovation was definately a good thing, too often these underpasses can be some of the most vile smelling places
A ramp that is still being built (a railing is missing) and staircase up to the renovated New York platform at Irvington.
A platform sign at Irvington, the Hudson is visible beyond a street and a park.
The two platforms at Irvington are completely offset from one another, the underground passageway is in the area between them, although it only runs between ground level, not platform level because it is orginally from when the station had low level platforms.
The now unused station house at Irvington, it has a canopied area over nothing but what was once the main low-level platform where there is now a fence between it and the tracks. The house is made of birck with all the supporting parts painted bright red
The staircase up to the Croton platform at the end of it at Irvington, with a barrier down to a closed entrance to the underpass visible.
A full view of the full length Croton-bound platform for Irvington.
A platform sign at Irvington on the New York platform with trees seperating it from a nearby street.
Looking down the New York platform at Irvington, it makes its way under a street that also serves as a bit of an overpass even though the Croton platform is quite far waway from it.
A sign pointing at a staircase down to the New York Platfrom (Track 4) at Irvington, where a TVM also is.
The standard please purchase your tickets in advance sign at Irvington on the street that crosses the tracks and serves also as a second overpass. The red painted former station house is in the background.
Looking through the chain link fence at Irvington and at the platforms that are completely offset of one another.
A sign on the fence of the overpass for a staircase down to the Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie, Track 3 platform at Irvington. The station's TVMs are unforchanately on the other platform.
Another view through the chain linked fence and down to the tracks at Irvington.
A sign in the foliage for the station
The roadway towards the station
Approaching the crowded parking lot around the station
A train passes the old depot turned post office towards the new platforms
Last Updated:30 June, 2015
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