Groundbreaking Commences in Bronx on Metro-North Penn Station Access
Construction on the long-awaited Metro-North Penn Station Access Project recently commenced. Representing the largest expansion of the line since 1983, the project that gained revived momentum in 2015 will extend Metro-North rail lines to four new ADA compliant stations in the Bronx — Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-Op City. Upon full construction completion, rail service to and from Manhattan, Westchester, and Connecticut will be accessible within one mile of 500,000 residents, reducing travel times as well as expanding access to jobs, education, and entertainment for East Bronx communities according to the press release from Governor Hochul’s office. Amtrak is contributing $500 million toward the estimated $3.18 billion project that recently added funding for expansion of the New Rochelle Yard. Anticipated completion of the project is 2027.