Manitou station

The Manitou station /mænɪtoʊ/ is a limited-service stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line. It serves the hamlet of Manitou in the southwestern corner of Philipstown, New York in Putnam County, New York. The station is open part-time, serving one peak hour (weekday) train in each direction (one at 8:09 in the morning towards New York and 7:21 in the evening towards Poughkeepsie), and six weekend trains each direction. It is 46 miles (74 km) from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is approximately one hour, 16 minutes.[1]

The Manitou station is one of three stations - along with Breakneck Ridge on the Hudson Line and Appalachian Trail on the Harlem Line - that receives limited passenger service. Like these stations, it serves mainly hikers visiting nearby state parks in the Hudson Highlands. There is no elevated platform and facilities at the station, one of two on the line adjacent to a grade crossing, are limited to a small shelter with the current schedule posted inside. The station predates the merger of New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads.[2]

The station closed on July 1, 1973 along with several other stations in Penn Central's Metropolitan Region. It reopened in 1983.[3]

Manitou train station
Hikers returning from the Bear Mountain area await a New York City-bound train at the Manitou station.
Location1 Manitou Road
Garrison, New York, 10524
Coordinates41°19′57″N 73°58′15″W / 41.3324°N 73.9709°WCoordinates: 41°19′57″N 73°58′15″W / 41.3324°N 73.9709°W
Line(s)Empire Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Fare zone7
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward New York

Station layout

This station has two low-level side platforms, each long enough for just one door of one car to receive and discharge passengers.

Street/platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Hudson Line limited service toward Grand Central (Peekskill)
Empire Corridor trains do not stop here
Track 2 Empire Corridor trains do not stop here →
Hudson Line limited service toward Poughkeepsie (Garrison)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

In popular culture

The Manitou station was featured in the television series Girls, in the episode "Video Games," in which Lena Dunham's character Hannah accompanies Jessa on a visit to her estranged father.


  1. ^ "MNR Stations - Manitou". New York, New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  2. ^ 1965 photo of old Manitou NYC Station shelter (I Ride the Harlem Line)
  3. ^ "New York Division Bulletin". Electric Railroaders' Association. July 1993. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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