New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road Are Your Best Ways to World's Fair Anniversary Festival
May 16th, 2014
Heading to Sunday's World's Fair Anniversary Festival? Let mass transit get you there hassle-free. New York City Transit and the Long Island Rail Road will be operating trains all day to the area to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries.
Subway customers can take the line to Mets-Willets Point Station which is just steps away from the park. Customers who want to take a ride back in time can take a vintage IRT train between Manhattan and Queens along the line. This special train, made up of subway cars in service from 1932 until 1977, features ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs, which were state-of-the-art when these cars were first placed in service.
The “Train of Many Colors," will operate along the Line on Sunday, May 18, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., making all line express stops between Times Square-42 St and Flushing Main St in both directions.
For those customers taking the Long Island Rail Road, Port Washington Branch trains will stop at Mets-Willets Point Station from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 for customers attending the World’s Fair Anniversary.
The first Eastbound train stopping at Mets-Willets Point Station will depart Penn Station at 10:48 a.m. The first Westbound train stopping at Mets-Willets Point Station will depart Port Washington at 10:39 a.m. Customers are asked to use the Mets-Willet Point timetable dated March 31 – May 18, 2014 for specific train times.
Customers coming from Eastern Long Island should consult branch timetables for service to Woodside where transfers can be made to Port Washington Branch trains on Platform B for service to Mets-Willets Point. Please remember to take your train ticket when transferring to Woodside.