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The Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North Railroad
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad , trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority , an authority of New York State. It is the busiest commuter railroad in the United...
station serves the residents of the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood of the Bronx, New York via the Hudson Line
Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line is a commuter rail line running north from New York City along the east shore of the Hudson River. Metro-North service ends at Poughkeepsie, with Amtrak's Empire Corridor trains continuing north to and beyond Albany...
. Trains leave for New York City
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every 25 to 35 minutes on weekdays. It is about 10.4 miles from Grand Central Terminal
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and travel time to Grand Central is about 23 minutes.
As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 913 and there were 100 parking spots. More than half of the commuters travel to the station using the Hudson Rail Link
The Hudson Rail Link is a feeder bus system in The Bronx, operated by Atlantic Express for Metro-North Railroad. It connects with the Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil stations on the Hudson Line. As of 2007, more than half of the daily commuters who use Spuyten Duyvil station arrive using the feeder...
Platforms and tracks
The station has two high-level platforms. The north one is an eight-car-long side platform
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generally used by northbound or Westchester County
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-bound trains. The south one is a four-car-long island platform
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generally used by southbound or Manhattan
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The Hudson Line has three tracks here. The northbound platform is next to Track 1 and the southbound platform is between Tracks 2 and 4.