Yankee fans riding the subway to Opening Day on Monday against their bitter rivals the Boston Red Sox are in for a special treat. Fans can head up to Yankee Stadium riding aboard MTA New York City Transit's special "Nostalgia Train." First pitch is at 1:05 pm. The Yankees have a stellar 4-1 record in home openers since the MTA first ran the "Nostalgia Train" to the Stadium in 2008. So Yankee fans, get the season started off right and ride the "Nostalgia Train" to the game!
The four-car "Nostalgia Special" (photo attached below) will depart from Grand Central on the 4, uptown express platform at 11:30 a.m. and run non-stop to 161st Street-Yankee Stadium. The cars on the train will be the 1917 vintage Lo-V (low voltage) cars, which were removed from regular passenger service in 1969.
Additional trains and crews will be on hand with capacity crowds of more than 52,000 fans expected to attend opening day. As a reminder during the season, fans can always take the B, D or 4 train to 161st-Yankee Stadium (B during rush hours only). After all games, trains are queued along the center track of the Jerome and Concourse Lines and then called into 161st-Yankee Stadium and filled one by one until the last Manhattan-bound customers are on their way.
Yankee Stadium is also served by the Bx6 and Bx13 local buses. The Bx1, Bx2, and BxM4 stop at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, a short three-block walk to the stadium.
Metro-North Railroad will offer plenty of direct, fast and convenient "Train to the Game" service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines as well as frequent shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th Street Stations throughout the season. Post-game direct trains are timed to depart 20- to 45-minutes after the last out.
Photo Courtesy of MTA/Patrick Cashin