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Here's How Yankee Fans ALWAYS Come out a Winner

Metro-North can always keep you ahead of the game-both going to it or coming from it. And 450,000 customers will attest to that. All these Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station game-goers have told us that no matter what the score-they came out winners.

No more hassles with maddening traffic jams or having to shell out money for parking. And they can snooze or schmooze with fellow Yankee fans. They can even nosh on a brown-bagged sandwich and gulp down a beverage – just remember to take your trash off the train!

And this year, taking Metro-North trains to the Yankee-E. 153rd Street Station is easier and breezier than ever with regular Bronx local train service to the station 365 days a year, with lots of extra service before, during and after all 81 Yankees regular season home games (and post season games if the Yankees get lucky.) Special train service also will be provided when Army football games are played in the stadium!

Ridership to Yankees-E. 153rd Street is expected to top one million customers in 2010.

On game days, train tickets will be collected as you exit the station and head into the overpass. On your right, be sure to admire "The Home of the Stars," a glass, marble and ceramic mosaic by artist Ellen Harvey, who was commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit. The 200-foot-long mosaic depicts the Bronx sky in April as it progresses from sunny afternoon to starry night.

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Metro-North also has made game day service improvements for 2010 to provide direct service to weekday 7:05 PM games from the Harlem and New Haven Lines. (Last year, Harlem and New Haven line service to weeknight 7:05 PM games was via shuttle trains from Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central only.)

On the Harlem Line, a new Yankee Clipper train will depart from Southeast at 3:58 PM, make select stops to Bronxville and arrive at Yankees-E. 153rd Street at 5:20 PM. This can be accomplished at no additional cost as a crew currently operates it as an empty train.

After the games, there will be two, post-game direct trains making all local Harlem Line stops from Mount Vernon West through Southeast. This provides added flexibility to dispatch trains in case of rainouts, extended rain delays, extra innings, etc.

On the New Haven Line, a new Yankee Clipper train will depart from New Haven at 4:15 PM, make select stops to Stamford and arrive at Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station at 5:50 PM.

There will be four post-game, direct trains on the New Haven Line. The first will make all local stops from Mount Vernon East to Stamford, the second will make all local stops from Mount Vernon East to New Haven and the last two will operate express to Stamford, then local to New Haven.

For 1:05 P.M. games, all service will be via the Hudson Line and shuttle trains from Grand Central Terminal & Harlem-125th Street stations.

After the 1:05 PM games only, two northbound Hudson Line trains, the 4:10 PM and the 4:45 PM trains to Poughkeepsie, will stop at Yankees-E.153rd Street to provide better service to Upper Hudson Line customers.

On weekends, there is plenty of direct service on all three lines.

So get a score card that will really give you the score: a special Train to the Game schedule, or use Train Time ™ or visit the website http://www.mta.info. More information also is available at 212-532-4900.

Metro-North, the Yankees and you. It's a winning team!