New York City Transit and Long Island Rail Road Can Get You to Mets-Willets Point, Just Steps from US Open
August 15th, 2014
As tennis fever grips the New York area, the MTA wants to help get you to all the action without worrying about the hassles of parking and traffic. US Open fans have a few mass transit options to get within walking distance of USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The 7 train provides easy service from Grand Central Terminal to Mets-Willets Point Station in Queens, including connections from all Metro-North trains.
The Q48 bus, which runs along Roosevelt Avenue, also stops at Mets-Willets Point.
And, Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service for the Open beginning with the first pre-tournament event on Tuesday, August 19 through the championship showdowns that wrap up on Monday, September 8. LIRR trains will be running trains every 30 minutes and stopping at Mets-Willets Point Station -- just 19 mintues from Penn Station on the Port Washington Branch.
If you are traveling to Mets-Willets Point from branches other than the Port Washington Branch, you can take the LIRR to Woodside Station and transfer there to a Port Washington Branch train for the short ride to Mets-Willets Point.
LIRR customers attending weekend matches and events at the U.S. Open and traveling to Mets-Willets Point from Penn Station or from stations in Queens on the Port Washington Branch can take advantage of the LIRR’s CityTicket. Available only on Saturdays and Sundays for adults and children over 12 years of age, CityTicket is a same-day, one-way fare of just $4 – a trip that otherwise carries a one-way charge of $5.75 from Zone 1 and $7 from Zone 3.
For more information, customers can consult the MTA website for the U.S Open Tennis Special Timetable for the periods August 19 - September 8 or pick up copies at LIRR terminals or their local station. For more information on the US Open, fans can visit http://www.usopen.org/index.html.