|Address||One North MacQuesten Parkway
at West Broad Street
Mount Vernon, NY, 10552
|Connections||Bee-Line Bus System: 26, 55|
|Platforms||1 island platform
1 side platform
|Opened||October 25, 1924|
|Electrified||700V (DC) third rail|
|Passengers (2006)||612,300 0%|
As of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 2,355 and there are 654 parking spots. This station is located in the Zone 3 Metro-North fare zone.
Fleetwood Station was originally built on October 25, 1924 by the New York Central Railroad. The Cross County Parkway was built over the station, and was widened during the 1950s and 1960s. As with the rest of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed it into a Penn Central station, who's service was gradually merged with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and officially became part of Metro-North in 1983. In the Spring of 1989, the platforms were reconstructed, along with those of Bronxville, Tuckahoe, and Crestwood stations. A two-track girder bridge over a creek can be found north of the station. When the station was triple-tracked, a new bridge for the third track was built north of the station.
This station has two slightly offset high-level platforms each 12 cars long. The western one is an island platform adjacent to Tracks 2 and 4 and generally used by southbound trains. The eastern one is a side platform adjacent to Track 1 and generally used by northbound trains.
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