NYMTA Announces Two New Accessible Stations


MTA Metro-North Railroad opens a second elevator at the Scarsdale station, making it fully accessible. (Photo by Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) has announced two new accessible stations: the Metro-North Scarsdale and Hartsdale stations.

The Scarsdale station has been made fully accessible with the opening of a second elevator, in an enclosed tower, that serves the Grand Central-bound platform. As part of the improvement project, the overpass was raised seven inches to provide greater vertical clearance for Metro-North work trains and was enhanced with new customer amenities.

Other upgrades include an ADA-compliant sidewalk from the newly installed elevator at street level; a new walkway connecting the elevator platform level landing to station platform and overpass; and the installation of benches, leaning bars, new LED lighting, and heaters on the overpass.

“We are thrilled to announce another station on the Harlem Line is now fully accessible,” said Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi. “Not only was station access improved with a second elevator, but the raised and renovated overpass enhances service reliability and provides an additional waiting area, with benches, heat, and new LED lighting for customers to comfortably wait for their trains, overall enhancing the passenger experience.”

MTA announces completion of elevator installations at Metro-North Railroad’s Hartsdale station, making the station fully accessible.

Elevator installations have also been completed at Metro-North Railroad’s Hartsdale station. The project included two enclosed elevator towers located on each platform, serving street level to platform level and overpass level; two ADA-compliant elevators; ADA-compliant sidewalks at street level leading to the new elevators; an elevated walkway connecting the elevator tower to the existing overpass level; and the completion of overpass enhancements including benches, leaning bars, new LED lighting, and heaters.

“The MTA is starting 2024 right where it left off in 2023—adding accessible stations faster than ever—four times the pace of MTAs of the past,” said MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber. “We are not done making Metro-North stations accessible—three more stations in the Bronx are slated to be brought online during this current capital plan.”

The original Hartsdale station building was built in 1914 by the Warren and Wetmore architectural firm for the New York Central Railroad, as a replacement for a smaller wooden depot built by the New York and Harlem Railroad originally known as Hart’s Corner Station. In 2011, the station was added to the National Register of Historic Places.