June 4, 2014
Metro-North to Provide Extra Train Service to Joel Osteen Night of Hope
A standing-room-only crowd is expected at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 7, when Joel and Victoria Osteen bring their message of hope to New York City. As with all large-scale events held at Yankee Stadium, Metro-North Railroad will provide enhanced, direct train service to the stadium. The Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station is located in the park across the street from the stadium.
Train schedules are posted online at this link: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/yankees/yankee_osteen.htm
Details on extra service are below:
Between 4:15 p.m. and 7:23 p.m., all southbound express and local trains on the Hudson Line will stop at Yankees-E. 153rd Street. Metro-North will also operate a special train on the Hudson Line for this event. It will originate at Poughkeepsie at 4:30 p.m. and make stops at New Hamburg, Beacon, Peekskill, Croton-Harmon, Ossining, and Tarrytown before running express to Yankees-E. 153rd Street, arriving at 5:55 p.m.
For the return trip home, all northbound local and express Hudson Line trains will stop at Yankees-E. 153rd Street between 8:06 p.m. and 1:02 a.m. Metro-North will operate one special extra Hudson Line train that will be timed to depart 45 minutes after the conclusion of the event. It is scheduled to stop at Tarrytown, Ossining, and Croton-Harmon, and then make all local stops to Poughkeepsie.
Metro-North will operate a special event train scheduled that will originate at Southeast at 4:53 p.m. and stop at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua, North White Plains, White Plains, Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Crestwood and Bronxville before running express and direct to Yankees-E. 153rd Street, where it will arrive at 6 p.m.
Ten other normally scheduled Harlem Line trains will allow customers to connect to Yankee Stadium-bound trains at Harlem-125th Street in time to arrive at the stadium between 5:04 p.m. and 7:06 p.m.
For the return trip home, Metro-North will operate a special extra Harlem Line train that will be timed to depart 20-45 minutes after the conclusion of the event. The train will run express to Bronxville, then stop at Crestwood, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains, North White Plains, Chappaqua, Mt. Kisco, Golden’s Bridge, Brewster and Southeast. In addition, customers can depart from Yankees-E. 153rd Street on regularly scheduled and event shuttle trains between 7:23 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. for connection at Harlem-125th Street or Grand Central to 15 Harlem Line northbound trains.
New Haven Line
Metro-North will operate two special event trains on the New Haven Line. One will originate at Stamford at 4:42 p.m. and make all local stops through Mt. Vernon East, then arriving at Yankees-E. 153rd Street at 5:40 p.m. The other special train will originate in New Haven at 4:14 p.m., make most local stops through Stamford, and then run express to Yankees-E. 153rd Street where it will arrive at 6:02 p.m.
Seven other regularly scheduled New Haven Line trains will allow customers to connect to Yankee Stadium-bound trains at Harlem-125th Street in time to arrive at the stadium between 5:34 p.m. and 7:06 p.m.
For the return trip home, Metro-North will operate two special extra New Haven Line trains that will be timed to depart 20-45 minutes after the conclusion of the event. The first train will run express to Stamford, then make all local stops to New Haven. The second will make all local New Haven Line stops from Mt. Vernon East to New Haven (Union Station). In addition, customers can depart from Yankees-E. 153rd Street on regularly scheduled and event shuttle trains between 6:49 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. for connection at Harlem-125th Street or Grand Central to 19 New Haven Line eastbound trains.
To and From Grand Central Terminal
Between regular Hudson Line trains and special event shuttles, Metro-North will operate 12 trains from Grand Central to Yankees-E. 153rd Street. They will depart Grand Central between 3:51 p.m. and 6:51 p.m., and arrive at Yankees-E. 153rd Street between 4:06 p.m. and 7:06 p.m. For the return trip after the event, Metro-North will operate 15 trains departing Yankees-E. 153rd Street between 7:49 p.m. and 12:49 a.m.
Doors to the stadium open at 5:30 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. It is expected to last two to two and a half hours.