(Downed lines and trees at the Crestwood train station parking lot on Thompson Street on Oct. 30, 2012. Riders say the destruction in the parking lot, which is operated by the Village of Tuckahoe, still hasn’t been cleared. Photo credit: Doug Steinke)
Not only has Metro-North train service bounced back following a pair of destructive storms, so have its stations.
With the exception of the Crestwood train station in Yonkers, stations throughout the system are now in good shape, said Metro-North spokeswoman Margie Anders.
In the days after Superstorm Sandy, railroad crews had to deal with flooding at the Tarrytown station and power outages there and the Crestwood station.
The Crestwood station, which had been running on a generator, is in the process of getting its power restored, Anders said this morning.
Meanwhile, Crestwood’s parking lot on Thompson Street remains a mess, riders report. The lot, which is not owned or operated by Metro-North, is still filled with downed trees and fallen transformers. In recent days the entrance has been blocked by a sawhorse, orange cones, caution tape, and an idle car, riders say.
The lot is managed by the Village of Tuckahoe, according to the MTA website. The village did not immediately answer a phone call seeking comment this afternoon.