We're Holding Four Community Forums in the Bronx

In cooperation with the Bronx Borough President's Office, MTA Metro-North Railroad is hosting information sessions regarding a proposal to introduce railroad service in the east Bronx along Amtrak's right-of-way.

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The sessions will provide residents with an update on Metro-North's ongoing Penn Station Access environmental assessment, including concepts for four proposed stations that would serve Morris Park, Co-op City, Hunts Point and Parkchester and provide connections to Penn Station, Westchester & Connecticut.

At two of the sessions, Morris Park and Parkchester, the New York City Department of City Planning also will provide updates on its Sustainable Communities study related to these proposed station areas.

Each of the following community information sessions will begin with an open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7:00 p.m.

September 10: Morris Park, LeFrak Auditorium, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (1300 Morris Park Avenue at the intersection of Eastchester Road).

September 24: Co-op City, Dreiser Community Center, 177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Floor Auditorium B.

October 2: Hunts Point, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, 928 Simpson Street.

October 22: Parkchester, St Raymonds Auditorium, East Tremont Avenue at Purdy Street.

For more information about the study, visit mta.info, click on "about us" then scroll through the alphabetical topic list to "planning studies" and go to "Expanding the MTA Transportation Network" and then "Penn Station Access Study" or click here for a direct link.