MTA officials launched a series of informational sessions to outline a proposed Metro-North rail service to four neighborhoods in the East Bronx. The project, which is to be completed by 2019, aims to provide swifter access to and from the area to Midtown Manhattan, Westchester and communities outside of the city.
Construction of the new train stations are being proposed for Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park and Co-op City, DNAinfo reports. Expansion of the Metro-North service would connect the existing Hudson line with one line along the west side of Manhattan. The existing New Haven line in Westchester would connect to another line along the Bronx.
MTA officials’ proposal to build six new train stations intends to shorten the commute of roughly 5,000 Bronx residents who currently use the Metro-North line to travel to their jobs outside the city and to foster economic growth in the Bronx.