Metro-North is coming to the East Bronx. The regional rail service is estimated to arrive in 2027 with four new train stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-Op City.
The stations are part of the MTA's Penn Station Access project, which will connect the East Bronx directly to Manhattan Penn Station.
The coming rail service brings a once in a lifetime opportunity to support Bronxites with access to jobs, housing, amenities, and more. The City and local communities have been planning together since 2018 to ensure the stations are a positive force for the Bronx.
In the coming year, the City will continue to work with the public as we bring a plan for the station areas to life.
The Bronx Metro-North Station Area plan is a work in progress that reflects the community’s vision to ensure Bronxites see the most benefit from the coming stations. The plan would support public and private investments in housing, jobs, programming and more to bring the community’s vision to life.
Recommendations for the station areas were developed with input, ideas, and priorities discussed at a series of public meetings, surveys, and small-group discussions from 2018 through 2022.
Land use recommendations are expected to enter a formal public review process in the second half of 2023. The MTA anticipates to open the new stations in 2027.
Why is a station area plan needed?
While the MTA will construct the stations and deliver train service, NYC Planning has been convening community members and City agencies to plan improvements for the station areas and ensure the stations bring maximum benefits to the Bronx.
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.
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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