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Bronx Metro - North Study

Overview | East New York | Bronx Metro - North | Climate Resilience

Overview | Public Participation

In close cooperation with local communities, the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) will identify strategic actions to fully capitalize on the Bronx Metro North Corridor, connecting Bronx residents to job centers in the region and maximizing access to commuter rail stations in the Bronx. The strategies will seek to spur investment in lively, sustainable, mixed-use neighborhoods, with new mixed-income housing, improved station visibility, pedestrian access and intermodal connections around selected Bronx Metro North Stations.

Train approaching the Fordham Station
Train approaching the Fordham Station
DCP proposes to study multiple existing Metro-North stations in the Bronx along with proposed stations which are part of the plan to bring Metro-North to Penn Station. This study will identify opportunities for transit-oriented development (TOD) based on an inventory of existing conditions, zoning, land use, population and residential/commercial density, and station signage and pedestrian amenities surrounding the existing and proposed station locations.  Stations selected for detailed study will provide opportunity for increased density and to better connect the Bronx to the wider region. The Bronx has one of the highest unemployment rates of any county in the State, and the Metro-North stations provide an opportunity to connect populations to employment centers throughout the region, including White Plains, Stamford, and New Rochelle, as well as to connect other population centers to employment centers in the Bronx. They also provide an opportunity to better connect existing communities within the Bronx.

To achieve these goals DCP has selected six existing stations and two proposed stations based on their potential to accommodate future growth, station visibility, ease of access, and intermodal connections. Based on this evaluation the stations are divided into three categories:
Informational Flyer
Bronx Metro North Informational Flyer
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Land Use­ Opportunity Stations, have the most potential to accommodate growth around them. The planning process will include a full land use study, urban design analysis, intermodal assessment and community visioning workshops to develop a framework for the future growth around the stations.


Access Planning Stations, have existing density or potential density already in the area. The planning process will include an urban design analysis, intermodal assessments and outreach to key stake holders to identify specific recommendations to improve access.


Visioning Stations, have unique issues that require strategic thinking about future actions the City may take to optimize their potential.  The planning process will include land use assessment, urban design analysis, future state conditions and outreach to key stake holders to identify potential issues and next steps.

Bronx Metro North - Existing-Proposed Stations with Land Use
PDF Document Map is availabe for download.

For more information on the Bronx Metro-North study, contact the Bronx Office of the Department of City Planning at 718.220.8500.

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