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Press Release
October 19, 2000
MTA announces extra service for World Series

MTA New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North
Railroad will be adding extra service for the World Series games
between the Mets and the Yankees.

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway said, "I share in the excitement
with all New York baseball fans about this year's World Series.
I urge all who are lucky enough to be attending the games to take
advantage of the extra service that we will be providing so they
can enjoy a safe commuting environment and have a good time cheering
on their favorite team."

New York City Transit

Additional trains will be added after the games on the subway
lines that serve Shea and Yankee Stadiums. There will be seven
trains added to the No. 7 line at Shea Stadium, and seven additional
trains on both the No. 4 and D lines that serve Yankee Stadium.

Long Island Rail Road

The LIRR will be running extra service to Shea Stadium on Tuesday,
October 24, Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, if
necessary. Service to Shea Stadium is available on eastbound
Port Washington Branch trains from Penn Station and westbound
trains from Great Neck and Port Washington.

Fans are requested to purchase round-trip tickets before boarding
the trains. Regular monthly commuter tickets good for Zone 1 may
use them for service to Shea. To assist World Series attendees
in obtaining tickets early, LIRR ticket offices at Woodside, Great
Neck, Manhasset and Port Washington will be kept open until 8

Service to Shea Stadium is as follows:

October 24, 25 & 26 (if necessary)

Eastbound: All trains leaving Penn Station for Great
Neck and Port Washington starting at 3:49 p.m. through 1:19
a.m. at approximate 10 to 30 minute intervals.

Westbound: All trains leaving Great Neck and Port Washington
starting at 4:06 p.m. through 1:26 a.m. at approximate 10 to
30 minute intervals.

Fans traveling from branches other than the Port Washington
line can reach Shea Stadium by taking a regularly scheduled
train to Woodside Station, then changing to a Port Washington
Branch train. Customers from eastern Long Island who are changing
trains at Woodside must detrain on Platform B and cross to the
other side of that platform for eastbound trains to Shea Stadium.
Customers coming from Shea Stadium arrive at Platform C at Woodside.
Service for Jamaica and points east departs on Platform A.
Use the stairs or the elevator to go up to the mezzanine and
follow the signs for Platform A. Since Shea Stadium is located
in Zone 1, tickets to that zone from outlying stations are valid
at Shea, however, passengers must retain their ticket stubs
and inform collectors of their intention to travel to Shea Stadium.

Additional Woodside stops will also be added to Main Line trains:

  • All westbound trains operating from Jamaica to Penn Station
    between 4 p.m. and 7:33 p.m. will make a Woodside stop.
  • All eastbound trains operating from Penn Station to Jamaica
    between 10:38 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. will make a Woodside stop.

Service to Yankee Stadium is as follows:

LIRR customers arriving at Penn Station should take the A or
C subway line uptown to 59th Street/Columbus Circle
and walk across the platform to transfer to the D line uptown
to 161 Street/Yankee Stadium.

A special LIRR World Series timetable with a complete listing
of train service to Shea Stadium is available at stations and
terminals. The Travel Information Center's TDD telephone number
for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022.


Metro-North plans to run additional outbound trains for two hours
after the end of each Yankee Stadium game on each line, Hudson,
Harlem, and New Haven. Departure times are dependent upon when
each game ends.

To use Metro-North to get to Yankee Stadium, get off at 125th
Street, walk one block east and take the No. 4 uptown to 161 Street/Yankee
Stadium or take the No. 4 from Grand Central.

Extra service after games at Shea is to be determined. Take Metro-North
to Grand Central and take the No. 7 subway line to Willets Point/Shea
Stadium Station.

There will be no extra branch line service (Wassaic, Danbury,
Waterbury, New Canaan).

Customers are advised to purchase round-trip train tickets and
MetroCards in advance.