Metro-North Railroad on Friday, March 30, announced that a full-scale renewal project that will bring state of the art improvements to the White Plains station is underway.
The project will give Metro-North customers a reimagined station, one that’s more accessible to all, safer, easier to navigate, and technologically up-to-date.
The White Plains station has the third highest ridership in the Metro-North system, second only to Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.
The revitalized White Plains station will have a more customer friendly focus, making commuting easier and more pleasant for the 12,000 customers who board trains there on an average weekday.
The station’s makeover is part of a $135 million Metro-North Station Improvement Initiative.
The top to bottom station transformation includes refurbishment and functional upgrades to its main entrance, the Main Street entrance, the Hamilton Avenue entrance, and the Mott Street entrance.
Service at the White Plains station will continue throughout the duration of the three year project.
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said: “Long after the renovation at the White Plains station is complete, it will continue to influence improvements at other stations across the railroad’s territory.”
Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi of Westchester said: “The look, feel and efficiency of the White Plains station will be transformed, and with minimal disruption to our customers. The planned state-of-the-art improvements propel the station into the 21st century, and an upgraded station can only help enhance the city’s quality of life.”
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach said, "II would like to thank them for their confidence in White Plains and their advocacy for this much-needed project."
State Assemblyman David Buchwald said: “The renovation of the White Plains train station is welcome news for the tens of thousands of residents who every week rely on Metro-North to get where they are going."
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “For the commuters that travel to and from White Plains this will greatly improve their travel experience.
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