Poughkeepsie Train Station

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Poughkeepsie Metro-North Hudson Line

The Poughkeepsie train station is the most northern Metro-North Hudson Line station; or you could say the end of the line in Dutchess County. It is an important transportation hub in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The Hudson line offers scenic views of the Hudson River and Mountains.

History of Poughkeepsie Station

The present station was opened for business in 1918. It was modeled in some ways after Grand Central Station and is listed on the Registry of Historic Places. Hudson line train station           

Who uses the Poughkeepsie Stations

Since there are stations to the south of Poughkeepsie, and to the east (the Harlem Valley Line), this station is used by residents of Poughkeepsie ,and those living to the north, who might find the Amtrak service in Rhinebeck too expensive for commuting, and the fact that the trip ends at Grand Central Station instead of at Penn Station.


For any train station parking can be an issue especially for one as busy as Poughkeepsie. Parking at the station is handled by LAZ Parking There are daily meters or you could apply for a permit to get long term parking. Permit parking would be recommended if you plan to commute for work and would offer some savings. Poughkeepsie Train station|Parking garage

Schedule and Fare

The MTA provides a schedule for the Hudson line, all you need to do is plug in the station you are leaving from, and your destination. During rush hour the train will run every 25 minutes, and hourly at other times. Since the trains also run on the weekends keep in mind that the schedule is different from the weekly schedule.


Besides the metro-north train you can also catch the Amtrak train at the Pougheepsie station.

Location of Pougheepsie Metro-North station

The station is located at : 41 Main street Poughkeepsie NY 10603 800-872-7245 View Larger Map

Originally posted By Jennifer Fivelsdal of JFIVE Homes Realty LLC  at http://www.jfivehomes.com/trains/poughkeepsie-ny-train-station

Comments (7)

Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Good post, Jennifer. I enjoyed reading it.

Jan 21, 2013 05:16 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Jennifer - I always enjoy posts with history in them.  Have a great day!

Jan 21, 2013 09:36 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Jennifer and easy ride from NYC for a nice weekend getaway.

Jan 21, 2013 10:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing the History of Poughkeepsie Station.  Good information for those that are searching for the best location for their new home.

Jan 21, 2013 10:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jennifer, I would believe train stations are a vital part of your transit system with the traffic in and around NYC has!   Great post!

Jan 21, 2013 11:33 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Mike thank you.  Have a great week.

Toni this does have history behind it and is still a vital station in the region.

David you are so right.

Roy this is exactly the information relocating clients look for.

Joan You are so right the transit system is important to the economy of the region.

Jan 22, 2013 03:02 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Jennifer, great post and detailed information for those who may be visiting.  Stay as warm as you can :)

Jan 22, 2013 12:08 PM