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Metro-North informational hearing set for September 10

Bronx Times

You can have a say in a plan to bring Metro-North commuter service to Morris Park.

MTA officials, with help from the Borough President’s Office, are inviting the public to sound off Monday, Sept. 10 on the proposal that’s still in its early stages.

The public hearing will be at the Price Center/Block Pavilion auditorium at the Albert Einsten College of Medicine of Yeshiva University at 6:30 p.m.

A plan to bring Metro-North service to the East Bronx has been in the works for several years now, with officials looking to use Amtrak’s Hells Gate Line.

It’s unclear where MTA officials would build a station in Morris Park, though a site near the Hutch Metro Center and Calvary Hospital is a likely candidate, said Assemblyman Michael Benedetto.

The 42-acre property at 1200 Waters Place already boasts several medical offices, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and a soon-to-open Marriott Residence Inn and NYPD call-in center.

Along with Morris Park, MTA officials are considering building stations in Co-op City, Parkchester and Hunts Point, areas with a high volume of potential commuters.

Separate meetings will take place for each of those sites, with the next meeting scheduled for September 24 at the Dreiser Loop Community Center in Co-op City.

Reach reporter David Cruz at 718-742-3383 or dcruz@cnglocal.com.

David Cruz can be reach via e-mail at DCruz@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 742-3383

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