Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Commuting from Gun Hill Road About to Get a Little Easier

The Gun Hill Road station at White Plains Road will be the site of the Bronx's first "intermodal transport facility," which is currently being designed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Daily News' Dorian Block reports that passengers shuffling between the 2 and 5 trains and many different bus lines will now have more direct transfer access and will not have to cross busy White Plains Road. Riders will also be protected from rain and snow - nice!

Now that the Gun Hill Road station has been renovated, the MTA's next step is awaiting design approval by the Transportation Department which should come through by the end of the year. The project is expected to be completed by 2010.

Nice to see a thoughtful redesign of such a heavily used station which will now be not only much more convenient for riders, but also much safer. I never thought I'd utter these words, but, "Kudos to you, MTA!"

*Photo courtesy of Giancarli for Daily News*


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