Today our Tuesday Tour takes us southward on the Hudson Line to Morris Heights station in the Bronx. The station is sandwiched in between the Major Deegan Expressway and Roberto Clemente State Park, which itself borders the Harlem River. Morris Heights station consists of an island platform, with a set of stairs that connect it to street level. Enclosed in a bus station style shelter at street level is a single ticket vending machine. It is a relatively low-traffic station – excluding limited-service stations, Morris Heights gets the second fewest number of daily passengers on the Hudson Line.
New York Central and Hudson River bill of lading, tickets and a 1936 timetable
Compared to other Hudson Line stations we’ve visited, Morris Heights station is relatively uninteresting. However, the state park that is located next to the station is pretty nice, and worth a visit if you ever happen to find yourself at Morris Heights. The park offers nice views of the Harlem River, and the Washington Bridge that crosses it.
Anyways, that is about it for today’s rather short tour. Next week we’ll take a visit further north to one of the line’s more interesting stations!
Morris Heights was also a stop shared with the Putnam Division, which is why there’s extra space on the west side where their tracks used to be. It would be interesting to find a photo from earlier that showed the old station!
Somehow I knew you’d make a comment about the Put ;)
New info about Morris Heights Metro-North station. According to the 1885 map at the link below, early in the station’s history it was known as “Morris Docks” station. I’d like to find out when the name of the station was changed.