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Press Release
October 22, 1998
MTA adds extra service for Yankee victory parade

E. Virgil Conway, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced that extra subway, bus, and rail service will be provided tomorrow to accommodate the Yankee fans who will be attending the City's victory parade in lower Manhattan.

MTA New York City Transit subway customers can use the Nos. 1/9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, as well as the A, C, E, N, and R lines to the celebration area. Trains will be added as needed to all the impacted lines before and after the parade and run every 3 to 5 minutes, until spectators have cleared the area. To avoid additional crowding on the Nos. 4, 5, and, 6 lines, customers are advised to take the West Side service (Nos. 1/9, 2, 3).

Due to NYPD crowd control, entrances at some stations may be subject to closure from after the morning peak until after the event. These stations are Bowling Green (4, 5); Wall St. (4, 5); Fulton St. (4, 5); City Hall (N, R); Park Place (2, 3); Brooklyn Bridge (4, 5, 6).

Stations expected to be less crowded are Cortlandt St./WTC (1, 9); Cortlandt St. (N, R); Chambers St./WTC (A, C, E); Wall St. (2, 3); Chambers St. (J, M).

The M-15 bus to South Ferry will run on a regular schedule and is not expected to be affected. All other bus routes in lower Manhattan will either be shortened or diverted. These routes are M-15 Park Row; M-1, M-6; M-9; M-103; M-22. In addition, Staten Island express buses will also be diverted during the celebration. For more information about MTA NYC Transit subways and buses, call 718-330-1234.

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 14 extra trains: five westbound in the morning and nine eastbound in the afternoon. Customers should purchase round-trip tickets in advance in order to save time and avoid lines. For further schedule information, LIRR customers can contact the 24-hour Travel Information Center in Suffolk County at 516-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 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.

MTA Metro-North Railroad will be adding extra cars to trains arriving in Grand Central Terminal between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more Metro-North information, call 800-METRO-INFO; in NYC call 212-532-4900.