Metro-North is planning to open four new train stations in the Bronx in 2027: 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.
Since 2018, the City and local communities have been working together on the Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study to ensure planning around these stations meets the needs of the local communities they will serve. The Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) have been coordinating with other relevant City and State agencies on these efforts.
In Fall 2023, Council Members Rafael Salamanca Jr., Kevin C. Riley, Amanda Farías, and Marjorie Velázquez as well as Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson are sponsoring additional community engagement alongside agency partners to ensure Bronxites have a voice in the process and all the information they need as these planning efforts move forward. The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Division and Community Engagement Division are helping to support this community engagement process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bronx Metro North Area Study Survey
The City Council created a survey in order to collect valuable feedback from the community on top priorities, strengths, and challenges in your neighborhood. The survey ran for 6 weeks, from October 3, 2023 to November 15, 2023. The survey is currently closed. Please check back here for a report summarizing the feedback we received coming soon!
October 26th Public Workshop: Morris Park
October 18th Public Workshop: Co-Op City Station Planning
October 3rd Public Workshop: Parkchester/Van Nest (in person)
September 20th Info Session (remote)
- Link to DCP’s presentation
- Link to Info Session Recording
- (We apologize that the first few minutes of this zoom recording were cut off due to technical difficulties).
- Link to DCP’s Zoning Handbook (2018 edition)
- Link to event flyers: English (pdf), Español (pdf)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): English (pdf), Español (pdf)