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MTA Plan Includes Big News For New Rochelle, Westchester Commuters

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Photo Credit: Noam Bramson/Facebook

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Residents who are confused by the state's Capital Plan Review Board news, have something to cheer about because inside the long list of government speak, is the news that the now-approved $27 billion long-term capital plan is new, direct service to Penn Station via Metro-North’s New Haven line, according to Mayor Noam Bramson.

That's big news for commuters along the Westchester Sound Shore and in Connecticut.

And it’s an even bigger deal for New Rochelle because the split in the rail line leading either to Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station is around Webster Avenue — meaning that when this new service is introduced, New Rochelle will have the closest station to New York City with direct access to both the east and west sides of Manhattan.

There is an important caveat. The connection won’t be completed until 2022 at the earliest, but that is not that far away, Bramson added.

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