GREAT NEWS: METRO NORTH TO INSTALL TWO ELEVATORS AT THE HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION ,--AT INBOUND AND OUTBOUND PLATFORMS.
For many years residents of Greenburgh have asked the town to encourage Metro North to install elevators at the Hartsdale train station. Many other train stations in Westchester have elevators but not Hartsdale. Many senior citizens, live in Hartsdale and find it very difficult to walk up and down the platform to take the train. And, there are a number of disabled residents who also have a difficult time using the station. Our requests were rejected in the past. And commuters had to use other train stations if the Hartsdale train station was too difficult for them.
I am thrilled to report some good news. As you will note from the attached letter I received from Catherine Rinaldi, President of Metro North we will finally get an elevator at the train station!!!!The construction contract award is anticipated for January 2020 with a duration of 20 months. The commencement of the project will begin in the spring of 2020. Metro North will be reaching out to the town to obtain the necessary easements for the locations.
Members of the Town Board and I have been pushing for elevators at the Hartsdale Train station for many, many years. Numerous letters have been written over the past dozen years asking for elevators to be installed at the train station. And, we have brought up the matter many times when meeting with Metro North representatives. We're all very appreciative to Metro North for recognizing how important this is and for taking action!