Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million Coming to Metro-North Fordham Station for Renovations

Aug 28, 2009

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer
and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Department of Transportation has
allocated $1,710,232 in grant funds to the Fordham Metro-North Railroad
station. The funding will be used for station renovation including repairing a
roof overhang, flashing and coping, repairing exterior walls and entrance
doors, rehabbing interior space, providing drainage system, asbestos abatement
and air monitoring, masonry cleaning and mortar repair, emergency lighting
installation and ventilation upgrades, and refurbishing windows, doors and

“This funding is terrific news for the
Fordham station and the thousands of New Yorkers who travel on this line each
and every day,” Schumer said. “Not only will these funds create much needed
jobs, they will fund crucial repairs at a station in need on renovation. By
investing our federal dollars in these kinds of projects, we ensure the
absolute best infrastructure and transportation across New York and the entire

is vital that we invest federal dollars into upgrading New York’s aging
transportation system,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These infrastructure repairs
and upgrades at the Fordham station will provide the thousands of passengers
who use this station every day with improved security, better air quality, and
a more efficient commute.”

The Fordham Metro-North Railroad station
serves the residents of the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx, New York via the
Harlem Line and New Haven Line. It is 8.9 miles from Grand Central Terminal.
The platforms are situated just below street level and feature two expanded
platforms that serve eight cars each, on the outer tracks. The station building
sits above the tracks on the Fordham Road overpass, and still bears the name
New York Central Railroad on its facade. This station is among the busiest in
the Metro-North system.