Metro-North’s Purdy’s Station Now Fully Accessible

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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NEW YORK CITY – Purdy’s Station is the third station this year to be made fully accessible for Metro-North. It joins two other stations on the Harlem Line that have received upgrades this year.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced its Purdy’s Station is the third Metro-North station this year to be made fully accessible. In a press conference, officials announced the opening of a new elevator and connecting sidewalk. The station already had two accessible elevators, but the new elevator “travels between the parking lot and the Purdy’s Road/Route 116 overpass.” In addition, there is a connecting sidewalk that is ADA-compliant and connects the elevator to the existing station entrance.

“There are 69 trains that stop here every weekday. And now that we’ve got this fully-accessible station that provides opportunities for mobility for more of our customers, which is what Metro-North is all about,” said Catherine Rinaldi, President of MTA Metro-North.

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According to the release from the MTA, the station joins two others, Hartsdale and Scarsdale, on the Harlem Line that have completed accessibility upgrades in 2024. The current capital plan shows MTA is moving forward with accessibility upgrades at three Metro-North stations in the Bronx. At Woodlawn and Williams Bridge, there will be new station platforms, amenities and two new elevators. Botanical Garden will also receive upgrades to the station elevators.

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MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said, “The MTA continues its lightning pace of making stations accessible across the entire network. . . This is the fourth elevator that we’ve put into service along the Harlem Line in only the first two months of this year. With today’s announcement, 85% of Metro-North’s Harlem Line in Westchester County is now fully accessible – just 2 full-service stations left to go.” 

“This project is just the latest example of a better and more accessible MTA station . . . This elevator creates a significantly quicker and safer trip for customers walking or rolling to access the station and supplements the existing accessible path from platform to parking lot,” said MTA Chief Accessibility Officer Quemuel Arroyo. 

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