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Times For Co-Op City Residents

CO-OP CITY — For residents who live in Co-op City, getting to Manhattan without a car can be a trek.
"I don't really go to the city," said 61-year-old Valerie Pagan, a resident at the sprawling Bronx housing complex for the last two decades. "It's a long way. It takes a long time."
But an MTA plan to expand Metro-North rail service to four neighborhoods in the East Bronx — including Co-op City, home to some 50,000 residents — would provide a direct connection into Penn Station and to Westchester, and greatly shorten commute times, officials say.
The MTA has been hosting information sessions for the last several weeks to get community feedback on the plan, which would eventually create a new train line on existing Amtrak railroad tracks that runs from Penn Station through the East Bronx into Westchester and Connecticut. Train stations are being proposed for locations in Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park and Co-op City.
Hundreds of residents turned out fort the community forum in Co-op City last week. Kenneth Kearns, district manager for Bronx Community Board 10, said the new rail line would cut commute times for many residents in half.

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