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Press Release
May 16, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR Provides Extra Service to Shea for Mets-Yankees "Subway Series" May 18-May 20

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing additional train service to and from Shea Stadium over and above regular Shea service for this season's first "Subway Series" between the Mets and Yankees the weekend of May 18 through May 20. Service begins two and one-half hours before each game. Take an earlier train so you won't miss a minute of this exciting series. Mets fans should pick up a copy of the special Met-Yankees Series at Shea Stadium May 18-20 timetable at their station or at all LIRR terminals.

Friday, May 18, 7:10 PM Game Time

On Friday, May 18, all Port Washington Branch trains, including Great Neck trains, will stop at Shea beginning two hours before game time. The details follow:

Eastbound: Regular eastbound Shea service from Penn Station: 3:49 PM, 4:25 PM, 4:46 PM, 5:29 PM, 5:56 PM, 6:14 PM, 6:29 PM, 6:42 PM, 7:14 PM; then half hourly between 7:49 PM and 12:15 AM. The following eastbound Port Washington Branch trains from Penn Station will make added stops at Shea on May 18: 5:11 PM, 5:14 PM, 5:26 PM, 5:44 PM, 5:50 PM, 6:11 PM, 6:24 PM. Travel time from Penn Station to Shea Stadium is approximately 20 minutes.

Westbound: Regular westbound Shea service from Port Washington: 4:06 PM, 4:36 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:23 PM, 6:24 PM, 7:09 PM; then half hourly 7:39 PM through 10:39 PM, then at 11:39 PM and 12:39 AM. Trains leaving Great Neck at 5:43 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:20 PM and 6:44 PM will also stop at Shea.

The following Main Line trains from Long Island have added stops at Woodside on May 18 where connections are available for Port Washington Branch trains to Shea:

3:35 PM from Huntington, 3:41 PM from Babylon, 4:12 PM from Babylon, 4:36 PM from Babylon, 4:39 PM from Babylon, 5:14 PM from Long Beach, 5:54 PM from Far Rockaway.

Extra train service will be provided from Shea after the game, as needed. In addition, Woodside stops have been added to the following Main Line eastbound trains

(To Long Island): 10:16 PM train from Penn to Ronkonkoma, 10:32 PM train from Penn to Babylon, 11:04 PM from Penn to Huntington, 11:16 PM train from Penn to Ronkonkoma.

Saturday, May 19, 3:55 PM Game Time

On Saturday, May 19, LIRR Service to Shea will operate every 15 minutes in the hour before the 3:55 PM game start time - both eastbound and westbound - by adding four trains to and from Shea. The details follow:

Eastbound: Extra trains from Penn Station to Shea Stadium on May 19 at 2:29 PM,

2:59 PM. Regular eastbound Shea service from Penn is half-hourly between 1:14 PM and 9:44 PM.

Westbound: Extra trains from Great Neck on May 19 at 2:29 PM, 2:59 PM.

Regular westbound Shea service from Port Washington is half-hourly between 1:05 PM and 10:05 PM.

The following Main Line trains from Long Island have added stops at Woodside on

May 19 where connections are available for Port Washington Branch trains to Shea:

12:43 PM from Babylon, 1:11 PM from Long Beach, 1:43 PM from Babylon, 2:11 PM from Long Beach, 2:13 PM from Babylon, 2:43 PM from Babylon.

Extra train service will be provided from Shea after the game, as needed. In addition, Woodside stops have been added to the following Main Line eastbound (to Long Island) trains: 6:48 PM from Penn to Long Beach, 7:04 PM from Penn to Babylon, 7:36 PM from Penn to Babylon, 7:48 PM from Penn to Long Beach.

Sunday, May 20, 8:05 PM Game Time

On Sunday, May 20, there will be 15-minute service intervals during the hour before the game both eastbound and westbound by adding four trains to and from Shea. The details follow:

Eastbound: Extra trains from Penn Station to Shea Stadium on May 20 at 6:59 PM and 7:29 PM. Regular eastbound Shea service from Penn is half-hourly between 4:14 PM and 12:15 AM.

Westbound: Extra trains from Great Neck on May 20 at 6:59 PM and 7:29 PM.

Regular westbound Shea service from Port Washington is half-hourly between 4:05 PM and 12:39 AM.

The following Main Line trains from Long Island have added stops at Woodside on May 20 where connections are available for Port Washington Branch trains to Shea: 3:43 PM from Babylon, 4:11 PM from Long Beach, 5:11 PM from Long Beach, 6:11 PM from Long Beach, 6:13 PM from Babylon, 6:43 PM from Babylon.

Extra train service will be provided from Shea after the game, as needed. In addition, Woodside stops have been added to the following Main Line eastbound (to Long Island) trains: 9:48 PM from Penn to Long Beach, 10:04 PM from Penn to Babylon, 10:27 PM from Penn to Babylon, 10:48 PM Penn to Long Beach.

Customers should note that Shea Stadium is not wheelchair accessible. Trains to Shea depart from Platform B at Woodside. Trains from Shea arrive on Platform C. Trains to Jamaica and points east leave from Platform A.

Fans traveling from branches other than Port Washington can reach Shea Stadium by taking a train to Woodside Station, then changing to an eastbound Port Washington Branch train. Since Shea Stadium is located in Zone 1, tickets to that zone from outlying stations are valid to Shea; however, passengers must retain their ticket stubs and inform ticket collectors of their intention to travel to Shea Stadium.

The Railroad's special Family Fare is a great way for future big leaguers to see their favorite team. Children, ages 5 through 11, can ride for only 75-cents each when tickets are purchased at a ticket office or from a ticket machine, during off-peak hours, when accompanied by an adult paying the regular off-peak fare. Parents with monthly or weekly tickets just pay for the children. Up to four children can travel with each parent (or guardian, 18 or older) at this special rate. The Family Fare is $1 per child if purchased on-board a train. For travel during peak hours, the child fare is one-half the regular one-way fare. Children under 5 ride for free at all times.

Shea Stadium timetables are available at LIRR ticket offices and terminals. Fans can also contact the LIRR's 24-hour Travel Information Center. The numbers are, in Suffolk County 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center's TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022. Customers can also consult the LIRR's web site at www.mta.info.