MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 8, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North and New York City Transit Make it Easy to Catch the Yankees Battle the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series
Metro-North Direct Game Day Service to Yankee Stadium is Back for the Post-Season on the Harlem Line; Extra Metro-North and Subway Trains After Game

Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit will operate special service for post-season games at Yankee stadium.   Direct service to Yankee Stadium is back on the Harlem Line for the series, which means that Harlem Line customers can avoid a transfer or a drive to a Hudson Line station.

A combination of regular service and frequent direct Yankee Clipper service to Yankees-E. 153rd St. Station will be in effect for the American League Division Series on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines for both games, with trains before, during and after the game.

Before the game, New York City Transit will run full rush-hour level service to the subway stop at 161st Street–Yankee Stadium. After the game, seven 4 trains, and five d trains will be on standby for additional Manhattan-bound service.  

While Metro-North serves the Yankees-E. 153rd Street station 365 days a year with local Bronx service on the Hudson Line, the railroad offers extra service on all three of its east of Hudson lines for game days.

Avoid the crush of game day traffic and expensive parking fees and enjoy an easy one-ticket ride on Metro-North to Yankees-E. 153rd Street station.  The Stadium is less than a 10-minute walk from the station.

Yankee Stadium-bound service:

Harlem Line

Inbound direct Yankee Clipper train will leave Southeast at 4:25 p.m., making stops at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua, North White Plains, White Plains, Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Crestwood and Bronxville, arriving at Yankees-E. 153rd St., at 5:47 p.m.

For detailed schedules for each station, please visit: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm

Customers wishing to travel at other times may use regular Harlem Line trains to Harlem-125th St and transfer to shuttle or Hudson Line trains for the short 9-minute trip to Yankees-153rd St station.

Hudson Line

Metro-North will provide direct service to the game from all stations both north and south of Croton-Harmon via regularly scheduled trains.

For Hudson Line service to the game, see the Hudson Line Yankees- E. 153rd St. Service Schedule

New Haven Line:

Inbound direct Yankee Clipper train will leave New Haven at 4:10 p.m., making stops at West Haven, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield, Westport, So. Norwalk, Darien, Noroton Heights, Stamford, Greenwich, Rye, Larchmont, and New Rochelle, and arriving at Yankees-E. 153rd at 6:05 p.m.  

Customers wishing to travel at other times may use regular New Haven Line trains to Harlem-125th St and transfer to shuttle or Hudson Line trains for the short 9-minute trip to Yankees-153rd St. station.  

For details see New Haven Line Yankees-E. 153rd St. station schedule New Haven Line Yankees-E. 153rd St. station schedule

Grand Central Terminal & Harlem-125th Street

Shuttle service to Yankees-E. 153rd St. will also be available from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street.   

For a detailed schedule, please visit: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/yankees/pdf/GCT_ShuttleService_031818.pdf

Post-Game Service:

All post-game direct Yankee Clipper trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines will depart 20 – 45 minutes after the game ends.

Shuttle service from Yankees-E. 153rd St. will also be available to Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street.

For a detailed schedule, please visit: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/yankees/pdf/GCT_ShuttleService_031818.pdf

For details about game-day schedules, customers can pick up a special Yankees-153rd Street Station Game Day timetable, available at Grand Central Terminal and outlying stations or visit http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about the special service  noted in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources:

MYmta app – Customers who use the new, comprehensive MYmta app will see real-time travel information for Metro-North and connecting services all in one place, with push notifications when service is not operating normally. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route. The Metro-North Train Time app also remains available for customers to access Metro-North train information.

MTA.info – The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at new.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit www.mta.info/mnr to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.

@MetroNorth on Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.

The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.

For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the Metro-North’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: “Metro-North Railroad.” For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114.  Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.