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Metro-North to buy land for Fordham Station improvements


MTA Metro-North Railroad plans to buy a strip of land from Fordham University to widen and improve the outbound platform at Fordham Station.

“The current outbound platform is narrow and gets crowded during the a.m. rush,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut in a prepared statement, adding that the platform is only eight feet wide in some spots.

A 515-foot-long section of the platform will be widened to 20 feet and the structure will be completely covered by a new, wider canopy, according to Metro-North.

The project will cost about $14 million, including $392,040 to purchase the 7,128 square-foot property.

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