$95 Million Renewal of White Plains Metro-North Station Completed

host of Metro North, as well as state and megacity officers were on hand for a form onNov. 1 to mark the completion of the full-scale$ 95 million renewal of MTA Metro-North Railroad’s station in Downtown White Plains.

The addition began in 2018 as part of Metro-North’s Station Improvement Initiative to bring a further client friendly atmosphere for commuters.
The top-to- bottom station metamorphosis included a refurbishment of the station’s main entrance at the station galleria, the Main Street entrance, the Hamilton Avenue entrance, and the Mott Street lair. The station was refashioned to bring an streamlinedultramodern aesthetic to the stationincluding streamlined signage, glass entranceswood soffits, a widened main lobbybettered lighting and upgraded HVAC system. The side and islet platforms were extended to increase capacity as further commuters return to the system.

“ Elevation our transportation capitals to meet the demands of the 21st century is fueling the profitable comeback that we need moment and will help keep New York’s frugality competitive in the future,” New York Gov/ Hochul said in a statement. “ The renovated station in White Plains is a high illustration of this commitment and with these advancements now complete, commuters and callers will have access to a saferworldclass trip experience.”
Janno Lieber, MTA Acting President and CEO, said, “ The way to make up and maintain ridership is to transfigure stations that serve client needs beyond catching the train. White Plains is the third largest Metro-North station that served thousands of commuters on an averagepre-pandemic weekday. This design delivers a state-of-the- art conveyance complex good of the Westchester County civic and business center by furnishing amenities that give guests the capability to be productive on-the- gofarther incentivizing them to return to mass conveyance.”

Catherine Rinaldi, President of Metro-North Roadadded, “ The White Plains renewal design is the everything the Way Ahead program is aboutgiving our guests the best possible experience while in the systemperfecting our structure and adding availability. White Plains is a major rear commute destination, in addition to serving guests who swap into the megacity. I would like to thank the City of White Plains and Westchester County for being great mates in advancing this design, as well as the entire design platoon for a truly exceptional job delivering a modernized station that will serve Metro-North and our White Plains guests for times to come.”
Crews installed a new elevator that's completely biddable with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The elevator leads from the main lobby to away platform generally used for northbound advents.

The design included construction of new staircases with an automatic system to melt snow and ice as it falls, helping to help slippery shells during the tempestuous rainfallCrews also installed new platform tents with wood ceilings, and LED lighting to match the upgraded aesthetic of the main lobby.
The waiting room on the islet platform was refashioned with expanded spaceglass-enclosures with new innards station wall panelswood ceiling and institutions. The ticket office, restrooms and concession spaces were also refashioned to fit the station’s new sense. Digital defenses were installed in addition to better heating and cooling control so commuters can comfortably stay for their train.

Other added amenities throughout the station include Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity and USB dishes on benches. Digital defenses were added on platforms as well to give accessible access to train information. The digital signage complements recently installed ticket dealing machines to make the station terrain indeed more client friendly.
The renovated station also includes new mosaic and laminated glass artwork by artist Barbara Takenaga featuring the artist’s hand stylized abstract forms.

White Plains station is the third largest Metro-North stationserving further than commuters on apre-pandemic weekday, running only Stamford and Grand Central Terminal. Analogous to the Stamford station on the New Haven Line, the White Plains station is a mecca station for Harlem Line commuters, furnishing express and original service. In addition to original and express connections, the station is also a mecca for machine connections, with roughly machine transfers per day inpre-pandemic times.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “ This station is a major mecca for Westchester commuters and the work done then – in the midst of a epidemic – will appreciatively impact the thousands who calculate on it each day. Development centered around commuter friendly locales will be a major boon to our COVID-19 recovery prospects and I recommend the leadership of the MTA for getting this massive undertaking done.”

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach said, “ Congratulations to Metro-North and President Catherine Rinaldi on the completion of this vital upgrade to the White Plains station, which is one of the busiest in the Metro-North systemGiven the high position of exertion at the station, I've long believed it meritorious of an upgrade. This came indeed more apparent as the City began the work of redesigning the area incontinently conterminous to the station. That work continues and will no doubt be enhanced by the investment made by Metro-North. It's a recognition of the significance of the White Plains station as a mecca in the Metro-North system and a recognition of the interconnectedness of the station and the profitable vitality of our megacity.”
The design was part of Metro-North’s Station Improvement Initiative, funded by the MTA’s 2015-2019 and 2020-2024 Capital Programs, and in musicale with Metro-North’s Way Ahead plan to enhance client experience. The ideal of this Station Improvement Initiative is to transfigure and elevate the overall client experience by bringing worldclass norms, with a focus on perfecting public perception through the preface of new technology and design invention.

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