Approval of Co-op City Metro-North station could be imminent

July 23, 2012 11:00AM

The Metro-North railroad is close to approving plans for a new stations in the Bronx, including in grossly under-served Co-op City, Crain’s reported. The change could revitalize the Co-op City area, Crain’s said.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. called the plan to build a commuter railroad station in the community the “most important transportation investment in the Bronx since construction of the subways during the early 20th century.”

The 35-tower Co-op City is home to more than 60,000 residents.

The proposed expansion — which would create Metro-North stations in Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester and Hunts Point — would cost about $350 million, Crain’s said. And that price tag seems tiny in comparison to, say, the $5.3 billion being spent on the Second Avenue subway. [Crain’s] — Guelda Voien