MTA urged to expand Metro-North service to East Bronx

Commuters and local politicians are calling on the MTA to expand its Metro-North service to the east side of the Bronx. Residents say the lack

Residents say the lack of train service means extra time spent commuting.

Residents say the lack of train service means extra time spent commuting. (7/25/13)

PARKCHESTER - Commuters and local politicians are calling on the MTA to expand its Metro-North service to the east side of the Bronx.

Residents say the lack of train service means extra time spent commuting. The proposal asks Metro-North to add stops in Parkchester, Hunts Point, Morris Park and Co-op City.

Politicians endorsing the plan include mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilwoman Annabel Palma and state Sen. Gustavo Rivera. Quinn says additional Metro-North service would cut commuting time and create more jobs.

The MTA says it’s currently doing an environmental assessment.
 

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