Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study

Since launching the Bronx Metro-North Plan in 2018 we have worked closely to plan with the community around the new stations! As the MTA gets ready to begin construction in 2022 it’s time we begin to bring all our work together. Click on the “Building the Plan” to learn about this work.

Introduction

Metro-North regional rail service is being planned for the East Bronx. By 2026 (estimated), Metro-North will bring four new stations to the borough at: Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-Op City. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will dramatically increase access to the Bronx, New York City, and the region and will support the city as it rebounds from the effects of COVID-19.

Since the launch of the Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study (BMNS) in 2018, city agencies, residents, workers, institutions, elected officials, and other stakeholders have been engaged in station-area planning to help ensure this new public transit service supports Bronx residents with access to jobs, housing, amenities, and more.

Implementation of BMNS will support the city’s recovery from COVID-19. As we continue to fight the pandemic, we seek to make the city a hub for public health research, create high-quality jobs, and make New York the fairest city in America. Implementing the station area plan is an opportunity to attract public and private investment in housing and businesses, bring much-needed amenities and services to the Bronx, and strengthen critical job sectors to support New York City’s economic growth and recovery from COVID-19.

To learn more about the study, watch an introductory video about the project. (Ver un Video de Introducciónsobre este proyecto en español.)


About the New Stations

The new stations are part of the MTA's Penn Station Access project, which will connect the East Bronx directly to Manhattan Penn Station.

Sketched map showing planned stations at Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester Van Ness and Hunts Point

Why Is This Station Area Study Needed?

While the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will construct the stations and deliver train service, the Department of City Planning (DCP) has been convening City agencies and community members to plan improvements for the station areas and  ensure the stations bring maximum benefits to the Bronx. Click on the “Building the Plan” to learn about this work.

The study is looking at necessary investments for safe access to the stations, schools, parks, and more. Implementing the station-area plan will support investment in much-needed amenities and services in the Bronx and support New York City’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Additionally, Parkchester/Van Nest and Morris Park offer unique opportunities to grow housing and jobs through land use changes that the community prioritized in 2014. The study will look at:

  • Opportunities around these station areas for housing, retail, and job growth that support local industries and create new jobs, especially in medical services and life sciences.
  • Necessary infrastructure investments (such as sewers and drainage, transportation, broadband, and schools) to support these neighborhoods now and as they continue to grow.

Thoughtful, holistic planning around each of the stations will make the difference between merely establishing new service and ensuring the service is a transformative and positive force for Bronx residents and their economy.

Implementing this community-based planning work will take significant time. Focusing on it now is critical to being ready with a plan when service begins.

What’s next?

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Feedback and Questions

For questions related to the Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study, or to join our mailing list, please email BMNS@planning.nyc.gov or call (718) 220-8500.

 


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