Metro-North service is being planned for the East Bronx. It will bring four new stations to the borough: 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, the City and the region.
The Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study will help ensure this new public transit service supports Bronx residents with local jobs, housing, amenities and more.
The new stations are part of the MTA's Penn Station Access project, which will connect the East Bronx directly to Manhattan Penn Station.
While the MTA will construct the stations and deliver train service, the Department of City Planning and the local communities are working to ensure the stations bring maximum benefits to the Bronx.
Through this study, DCP is convening City agencies and community members to plan improvements for the station areas. The study will look at necessary investments for safe access to the stations, schools, parks and more.
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:
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.
An upcoming remote open house will offer a socially distanced way to contribute your vision and expertise. There will be opportunities to comment on the draft recommendations and join remote discussions with City staff.
More information will be posted here starting in early 2021.
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.