After negotiations for over two years, the MTA’s $27 billion Capital Program has been approved of which $695 million has been apportioned for four new Metro North stations in The East Bronx.
Once complete, the new stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park, and Co-op City will serve as part of the New Haven Connecticut line and whisk away passengers towards Penn Station.
For many residents, this has been a long-awaited dream about to become a reality in transit-starved East Bronx communities. Not only will it serve those commuting into Manhattan but also those who reverse commute to points north for work.
The Bronx has the highest rate of reverse commuting population in the United States.
No exact date has been set as to when the stations will open but it’s expected to come as early as 2022—but we’ll believe it when we see it.