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  1. One of my top favorite stations.

  2. Sharon says:

    That Hudson House apt. bridge would’ve been awesome to have…what a shame it’s lost.

    • Emily says:

      I know, it really is too bad. I doubt it was used frequently, but it was nice for at least history’s sake.

      • Harry says:

        I used to deliver newspapers there when I was younger. We would set up shop in the waiting room in front of the fireplace, fold the Sunday New York Times, then walk across the bridge into the apartment to deliver copies to the tenants.
        The Station House has an apartment (at least it did 30 years ago).

    • Dean says:

      Sharon, The Hudson House Pedestrian Bridge to the Ardsley-on-Hudson Train Station was so convenient and well beautiful too. It was knocked down by a truck that failed to see the height requirement of the bridge in the beginning of 2010. Honestly, I’m surprised that the pedestrian bridge lasted as long as it did. Ardsley-on-Hudson is a beautiful little neighborhood right on the eastern side of the Hudson River. I was very fortunate to have grown up there. I miss the sunsets over that majestic river.

  3. When I first moved to Ardley-on-Hudson, my backdoor neighbor called one evening to say, “May I pick up your boyfriend?” My neighbor was also picking up her husband and they were in their mid 70’s in 1973. We became close friends ever since that evening; such memories from that beautiful station.

  4. Eri says:

    Thank you for the background info on the name! Hvaing gotten stuck riding many locals to/from my home station of Tarrytown, I have been perpetually confused by its name. While I knew it wasn’t in Ardsley — and, instead, right on the border of Dobbs Ferry and Irvington — I could never think of an explanation. This will put my obsessive mind to rest. ;)

    I also wasn’t aware how pretty the station is. I’ll have to stop by sometime.

  5. Otto Vondrak says:

    I always thought the other station should be renamed “Ardsley-on-Putnam” just for clarity’s sake. :-)

  6. We have an Ardsley here in the Philadelphia suburbs: on SEPTA’s Warminster Line. Nothing so posh as the Casino, but the station building now serves as a cafe (https://www.facebook.com/TheWhistle): probably the only one where you can find a scrapple waffle. Ardsley is the closest station to my home, but I usually go to Glenside station, where there’s a lot more service and I can park at our church.

    Our Ardsley is also the home of Celtic harpist Ellen Tepper.

  7. Daniel says:

    Further confusion: The main Mercy College campus is a short walk from the Ardsley-on-Hudson station. However, it is known as the Dobbs Ferry campus. I’ve overheard people saying they got off at Dobbs Ferry and had to wait for the next local train up.

    Probably doesn’t happen at the other campuses.

    Good thing the MTA is kind enough to add “Mercy College” below the signs!

  8. Carl Englund says:

    Back in the early 70’s, I worked as a relief Agent-Operator. One of my assignments was vacation coverage at Ardsley on Hudson. I remember the apartment upstairs and the traffic over the footbridge from Hudson House. The ticket office was shared with the postal service. About the same time as the morning lull in train traffic, a truck would drop off bags of mail at the door on the north end of the building. I would usually help the two women drag the bags inside. It was a very low ticket revenue station but was kept on by complaints from Hudson House residents. The Hudson House people also complained loudly about having to come down the stairs to purchase tickets. I don’t know when the ticket agency was finally closed but was surprised it had lasted so long.

  9. Dan says:

    Too bad that news link on the 2010 accident that destroyed the old pedestrian bridge was never archived.

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