The new stops are part of the $743 million Penn Station Access plan, which would bring Metro North's New Haven line right into Penn Station in an attempt to protect service for riders if problems arise with access to Grand Central Terminal.
The project would require just three miles of new track and no new tunnels. The MTA would also upgrade signal and power systems and replace railroad bridges to allow for more trains.
The Penn Station Access project is currently in the Environmental Review process, according to the MTA capital program. The plan is to have the new Bronx stations ready for service in December of 2022, the same time that Long Island Rail Road service into Grand Central should begin.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. expressed strong support for the new stations.
"These four new Metro North stations—Co-op City, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park and Hunts Point—will not only be amazing new amenities to the communities they serve but will help transform the entire region," he said.