New Yorkers by the thousands can take the Metro North railroad to catch a Yankees game and arrive at a spacious, modern facility with an elevated pedestrian connector that leads straight to the ballpark. The new station is built in the context of a major sports, recreation, and commercial developments in the Bronx and it complements the transformation of the area where the original stadium was located.
This new elevated platform train station is comprised of four major program elements. It has two island passenger platforms and a large, elevated, covered mezzanine with offices serving the island platforms. Pedestrian circulation is facilitated by a large covered pedestrian overpass across private property to access the mezzanine from the original Yankee Stadium at 158th Street, and two covered stair towers, one at 158th Street and one at the parking areas west of the railroad tracks. The project was financed jointly by Metro North Railroad and the City of New York.
The station was executed through the design-build delivery process, for which DHK provided architecture services in association with Shaw Group Engineers and Halmar International/CCA Civil contractors.