As the New York Yankees get ready for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium today, tomorrow and Thursday, MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA New York City Transit will be ready to help fans get to the games with special train service.
Yankee Stadium is easily accessible via the and / trains to 161 Street -ankee Stadium, and on Metro-North Railroad. The Hudson Line, Harlem Line and New Haven Line will have special service to Yankees – E. 153rd Street, and the railroad will operate shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem – 125th Street. From the subway or Metro-North, fans have just a few short steps before they’re at the gate.
On the subway, for some added pre-game fun, the four-car “Nostalgia Special” is scheduled to leave Grand Central – 42nd Street approximately one hour before game time for all three games. The cars, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, entered service in 1917 and worked into the early 1960s. They are not air conditioned like the rest of NYC Transit’s 6,300 subway cars, but there will be plenty of fans on board–Yankee fans, that is.
Riding Metro-North Railroad is another fast, convenient way to catch the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. Customers can take Metro-North’s special “Yankee Clipper” shuttle service to the Stadium on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, as well as continual shuttle service before, during and after the game from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem – 125th Street.
Avoid the crush of game day traffic and expensive parking fees and enjoy an easy one-ticket ride on Metro-North to Yankees – E. 153rd Street station. The Stadium is less than a 10-minute walk from the station.
While Metro-North serves the Yankees – E. 153rd Street station 365 days a year with local Bronx service on the Hudson Line, the railroad offers extra service on all three of its east of Hudson lines for game days. All weekend and weeknight games are served by special Yankee Clipper trains that offer direct service to the stadium from as far away as Poughkeepsie, Southeast, and New Haven.
Details on additional Metro-North game day service is as follows:
Today, Tuesday, October 15
Hudson Line: Pre-game: an extra pre-game train from Croton-Harmon making select stops to Yankees – E.153rd Street, supplemented by extra stops on regularly scheduled Hudson Line trains. Post-game: an extra train making local stops Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon, and another extra train making local stops Croton-Harmon-Poughkeepsie.
Harlem Line: Pre-game: an extra train making select stops Southeast to Yankees – E. 153rd Street. Post-game: an extra train making select stops from Mount Vernon West to Southeast.
New Haven Line: Pre-game: an extra train making select stops from New Haven to Yankees – E. 153rd Street. Post-game: a regular slate of extra trains; two expresses making stops from Stamford to New Haven, a local train making stops from Mount Vernon East to Stamford, and a local train making all stops Mount Vernon East to New Haven.
Shuttle Service: Shuttle service will operate between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem – 125th Street and Yankees – E. 153rd Street stations.
Wednesday and Thursday, October 16 and 17
A regular slate of Yankee Clippers on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines will operate to and from the game, along with shuttles between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem – 125th Street and Yankees – E. 153rd Street stations.
All trips, to or from the stadium on any line, can be made with just one ticket, whether you ride a direct train or change trains at Harlem – 125th Street. Metro-North encourages customers to purchase tickets using MTA eTix, the Railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy tickets on their mobile device – anytime, anywhere.
Be sure to keep your ticket with you as ticket collectors will be posted at the Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station mezzanine level.
You must purchase a peak ticket if part of your trip is during peak travel time (between 04:00 p.m. and 08:00 p.m.). However, if you are traveling on the Harlem or New Haven lines to a weekday evening game and transferring at Harlem – 125th Street or Grand Central Terminal during peak hours, you can purchase an off-peak ticket between your boarding station and Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station.
Monthly and weekly East of Hudson ticket holders on the Harlem and New Haven lines, as well West of Hudson ticket holders on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines, may travel between Grand Central Terminal and Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station at no extra charge. These tickets are also good for travel between the outlying station and Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station at no extra charge.
For details about game-day schedules, customers can pick up a special Yankees – 153rd Street Station Game Day timetable, available at Grand Central Terminal and outlying stations or visit here.
Schedules for game day trains are also available on the Metro-North Train Time app for iPhone and Android The app is available via the Apple Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android.
Many Ways to Stay Connected
Information about the additional Yankee game service in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources.
MYmta app & MTA.info – Customers who use the new, comprehensive MYmta app will see real-time travel information for Metro-North and connecting services all in one place, with push notifications when service is not operating normally. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route. The Metro-North Train Time app also remains available for customers to access Metro-North train information. The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at new.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line, updated every minute.
E-mail and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.
@MetroNorth on Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.
The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.
For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the Metro-North’s Customer Service Center by calling- 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: “Metro-North Railroad.” For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.