Let the MTA Get You to Saturday's Belmont Stakes
June 04th, 2014
With a fleet-footed fury named California Chrome the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the MTA is ready to go with the fastest and most convenient service to the big event this Saturday, June 7.
Leave the car at home. Why find yourself in stop and go traffic on the Cross Island Parkway, when the LIRR has scheduled 18 extra trains for Stakes day and the Q2 and Q110 buses make stops right at the park?
Long Island Rail Road
Sixteen of the trains provide an easy, one-seat ride from Penn Station to beautiful Belmont Park, and two originate at Jamaica, just a 12-14 minute ride.
Customers nearer to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn will find an additional 18 trains that can get them to race track, again with a quick change at Jamaica. The Jamaica to Belmont connection is the also best route for the many Long Islanders heading to track from points east.
And when the big race is over, there is no need to rush to the exits. The LIRR will run trains back to Jamaica and Penn Station until 10 PM or later if necessary to ensure that every customer is safely on his or her way home.
For all the details on the LIRR service for the Belmont Stakes go to: http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/belmontpark/BelmontStakes2014.pdf
Buses and Subways
The Q2 buses connect to the F at 169th Street and Hillside Avenue and 179th Street and Hillside Avenue as well as numerous local bus routes at the 165th Street Bus Terminal. The Q110 bus connects to the E and J at Jamaica Center-Parsons-Archer and the F at Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue via a one-block walk. Customers paying bus fare with a MetroCard will receive a free transfer to any of these buses if transferring from the subway.
Bus Stops at Belmont
The Q2 and Q110 buses are extended to stop at the Belmont Park bus terminal on Belmont Stakes Day. Going to the park, customers exit at the escalator leading to the LIRR/Racetrack overpass. Leaving the park, the buses pull up to Lane #3 to pick up customers at the designated Q2 and Q110 bus stops.
The Q2 is operated by MTA New York City Transit. For Q2 bus schedule click here. The Q110 is operated by the MTA Bus Company. For Q110 bus schedule click here.