Government and Metro-North officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday on a nearly $40 million project to renovate the Tarrytown train station, which serves almost 6,000 people a day, The Journal News/Lohud.com reports today.
The improvements include new platforms and canopies, heated shelters, a new overpass and a wireless monitor that gives passengers real-time information. The station is the second busiest on the Hudson Line.
“I remember seeing the workers and the dirt, and the hard hats,” said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison. “Not only is this project important because of all the people and workers gathered here today, but this is an economic development project for the whole community.”
Metro-North has now renovated 17 stations on the Hudson Line, from Yankee Stadium to Croton-Harmon. It has spent $250 million through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital program, which received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to Metro-North President Howard Permut.
A separate project involved a $2 million restoration of a building at the station, which Metro-North plans to lease.