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The Melrose Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Melrosemarker section of The Bronxmarker via the Harlem Line. It is 6.1 miles (9.8 km) from Grand Central Terminalmarker and is located in an open cut beneath Park Avenue at its intersection with East 162nd Street, six tenths of a mile from Yankee Stadiummarker. Service at Melrose is limited; trains stop every 30 minutes during rush hours, every two hours middays and evenings.

This station is the first/last station in the Zone 2 Metro-North fare zone, and is the first/last station of the CityTicket inter-city ticket zone.

The station was renovated, with the northbound platform moved out from underneath the overpass to its current location, circa 2006.

Within walking distance

The immediate neighborhood is a mixed-use district including many apartment buildings, courthouses, and retail shopping along 161st Street. One block west at Morris Avenue is the Bronx County Hall of Justice, a nine-story, court house with 47 courtrooms that opened in January 2008. A block west along 161st Street, between Sheridan and Sherman Avenues, is the Bronx Family Court building. Continuing west, one finds the Concourse Plaza Hotel (now a home for the aged), the Bronx County Building (borough hall plus more courtrooms), and three blocks further, both the old and the new Yankee Stadiums.

Platform and track configuration

This station has two high-level side platforms each two cars long and accessible by stairway from East 162nd Street. When trains stop at this station, normally the front two open cars receive and discharge passengers.

The western platform, generally used by southbound or inbound or Manhattanmarker-bound trains, is located underneath East 162nd Street and the New York City Housing Authority's Morrisania Air Rights public housing project. The eastern platform, generally used by northbound or outbound or Westchester Countymarker-bound trains, is offset from the other and is not underneath those structures.

The Harlem Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains.

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