Report: Hunts Point ready for Metro-North station

Hunts Point is ripe for a Metro-North station, according to a new report by the nonprofit Regional Plan Association. RPA found more Bronx commuters are taking buses and subways out of Hunts Point, and

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2007, 5:17 PM

Updated 6,156 days ago

Share:

Hunts Point is ripe for a Metro-North station, according to a new report by the nonprofit Regional Plan Association.
RPA found more Bronx commuters are taking buses and subways out of Hunts Point, and co-author Nicolas Ronderos believes that won't change anytime soon.
"A lot of underutilized land ? will be redeveloped. Expect 3,000 new housing units in the area," Ronderos said of an expected population increase.
The report also suggested existing railroad tracks in Hunts Point would eliminate the need to build new tracks for the project.
Metro-North officials are also eyeing Co-op City and Parkchester as potential station sites.
Supporters backing the Hunts Point location argue a station would create job opportunities for Bronx residents looking for work in Westchester County and Connecticut. A Hunts Point station would serve an estimated 2,200 riders during the peak morning period.
Construction of the new station, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative, depends on additional capacity at Penn Station. The additional capacity will become available after the MTA allows Long Island Rail Road trains to divert to Grand Central Terminal in 2013.


More from News 12
1:51
STORM WATCH: Showers and storms for Friday evening in the Hudson Valley; sunny and mild Saturday

STORM WATCH: Showers and storms for Friday evening in the Hudson Valley; sunny and mild Saturday

LIVE BLOG: News 12 weather updates

LIVE BLOG: News 12 weather updates

LIVE RADAR: Track today's storms

LIVE RADAR: Track today's storms

1:26
Thunderbolt 12: Checking out the road conditions in Rockland County

Thunderbolt 12: Checking out the road conditions in Rockland County

1:47
EXCLUSIVE: News 12 uncovers police data that shows 19 children struck by vehicles in Ramapo in 6 months

EXCLUSIVE: News 12 uncovers police data that shows 19 children struck by vehicles in Ramapo in 6 months

1:28
Officials: 7 people injured, 13 families displaced in Yonkers fire

Officials: 7 people injured, 13 families displaced in Yonkers fire

0:33
Dutchess County Sheriff's Office: Connecticut man killed in Town of Dover crash

Dutchess County Sheriff's Office: Connecticut man killed in Town of Dover crash

1:03
PARENTS: Dutchess County children lost for 2 hours on nightmare bus ride home

PARENTS: Dutchess County children lost for 2 hours on nightmare bus ride home

1:35
Orange County billiard player wins national championship, first competitor from Hudson Valley to do so in 30 years

Orange County billiard player wins national championship, first competitor from Hudson Valley to do so in 30 years

0:46
Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in East Fishkill collision involving garbage truck

Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in East Fishkill collision involving garbage truck

0:23
Democratic Westchester DA candidate Adeel Mirza drops out of race

Democratic Westchester DA candidate Adeel Mirza drops out of race

2:19
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts provides summer entertainment in Katonah

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts provides summer entertainment in Katonah

0:41
Weather On The Road: Matt Hammer visits New York Boulders stadium

Weather On The Road: Matt Hammer visits New York Boulders stadium

2:33
Food Truck Friday: The Patty Wagon from Freddy's Restaurant in Pleasantville

Food Truck Friday: The Patty Wagon from Freddy's Restaurant in Pleasantville

Is your dad awesome? Hudson Valley tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? Hudson Valley tell us why your dad rocks!

0:19
Investigators probe vandalism incident at Pawling High School construction site

Investigators probe vandalism incident at Pawling High School construction site

0:18
New Windsor police: 25 businesses denied alcohol to decoys during underage sales enforcement detail

New Windsor police: 25 businesses denied alcohol to decoys during underage sales enforcement detail

2:14
Mount Vernon police respond to shooting on First Avenue and Third Street

Mount Vernon police respond to shooting on First Avenue and Third Street

1:46
Parents: Suffern High School students suspended, banned from prom after livestock senior prank

Parents: Suffern High School students suspended, banned from prom after livestock senior prank

1:51
John Oliver delivers kitchen equipment to cake bear makers as next LWT episode nears

John Oliver delivers kitchen equipment to cake bear makers as next LWT episode nears