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Press Release
May 17, 2007
MTA New York City Transit is Set for Subway Series

See LIRR Press Release on May 16th for additional service.

The annual regular season Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets is in the on-deck circle, set to take place this weekend before sellout crowds. With construction at Shea limiting the amount of available parking, more than ever, the best way to get to the games and back home again is onboard MTA New York City Transit.

Beginning two hours prior to the games, 7 trains will be heading to the stadium every three-to-five minutes. After the final out, additional trains will be waiting to carry home thousands of baseball fans. Trains will be leaving Willets Point every two to three minutes after the games. That means that on Friday night and Saturday evening there will be additional Manhattan-bound trains from Willets Point 7.

In an effort to make it more convenient and to improve passenger flow for customers leaving the game, the turnstiles have been relocated from the mezzanine level of the Willets Point station to the platform level.

The final game of the series on Sunday night will also see extra service. So, the only thing you need to get to and from Shea Stadium is your MetroCard. We'll take care of the rest.

Fans should purchase their MetroCards in advance, either at a station booth or from a MetroCard Vending Machine which accepts both cash and credit/debit cards. Fans can also purchase MetroCards at Shea Stadium by stopping at the Ticket Office. In addition, our MetroCard bus will be at Shea on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before and after each game. Customers may purchase or add value to their MetroCards on the bus.