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Posted on: December 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Metro North confirms that Hartsdale train station elevator will be built!

Mark Mannix of Metro North confirms that "this is an important project". " Construction to begin next year. Long time in coming. Will be a big quality of life enhancement for disabled and elderly

Some great news!  Metro North (which has financial problems due to COVID-19) is still committed to constructing an elevator at the Hartsdale Train Station. At the Town Board meeting on Wednesday the Town Board approved an important resolution authorizing Metro North to use a portion of town owned property as a staging area for improvements to the station.

Mark Mannix of Metro North's corporate offices mentioned that this is "an important project." He indicated that construction could begin next year. Will take about 20 months. He acknowledged that this is a "long time in coming" and that some  additional agreements have to be finalized before funding is secured.
This has been a priority of the town for many years. Many elderly and disabled residents reside in Hartsdale. The lack of an elevator at the train station makes it very difficult for people with disabilities to use the train station to get to and from NYC. A great holiday present from Metro North to Greenburgh: an elevator at the train station. There were significant delays in the project due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The elevator construction was originally scheduled for 2020.
Mark Mannix's very brief presentation can be seen on the following link starting around 3 hours and 29 minutes:

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH AUTHORIZING THE TOWN SUPERVISOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (“MTA”) AND ITS SUBSIDIARY, METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD COMPANY (“METRO NORTH”), TO TEMPORARILY USE A PORTION OF TOWN OWNED PROPERTY ADJACENT TO METRO-NORTH’S HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION AS A STAGING AREA FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STATION; AND AN AGREEMENT BY THE MTA AND METRO NORTH TO HOLD THE TOWN HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS CAUSED BY ANY NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF THE MTA AND/OR METRO NORTH IN MAKING IMPROVEMENTS WHEREAS, the Town owns certain property just north of Fenimore Road and east of Pipeline Road in the Town as more particularly shown hatched and designated as “Staging Area B and C” shown on Exhibit “A” annexed hereto and the MTA and Metro North desire to use a portion of the Property located adjacent to Metro-North Railroad’s Hartsdale Station (the “Station”) for improvements being performed to the Station; and WHEREAS, in exchange for making Staging Areas B and C available, the MTA and Metro North are willing to hold the Town harmless set forth in the attached Agreement in connection with use of the Staging Areas of the Project; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor to enter into an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its subsidiary, Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, to temporarily use a portion of Town property located adjacent to Metro-North Railroad’s Hartsdale Station as a staging area for improvements to the station and an agreement by the MTA and Metro North to hold the Town harmless from any and all claims caused by any negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the MTA and/or Metro North in making improvements

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