Metro-North Adding Four Extra Trains This Friday to Help Soccer Fans See Lower Manhattan Ticker Tape Parade

If you’re heading to tomorrow’s historic ticker tape parade for the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team, skip the traffic and parking headaches. Ride with your fellow soccer fans on Metro-North Railroad, which has hundreds of trains a day to and from Grand Central, and is boosting service tomorrow for soccer fans by running two extra trains to Grand Central timed to get you to the start of the parade, and two extra trains to return you home after the parade is over.

Getting from Grand Central to the parade is easy: When you get to Grand Central, board the downtown 4 Subway5 Subway6 Subway subway to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

Customers should purchase round-trip tickets and MetroCards in advance at ticket machines or ticket offices and chose the single round trip MetroCard option for travel to Lower Manhattan on the New York City Subway.

Details for the special trains are below, by line.

New Haven Line

Before the parade, an extra train will depart New Haven at 8:10 a.m. and make all local stops through Fairfield, then Harlem-125th Street, and will arrive at Grand Central at 9:54 a.m.

After the parade, an extra train will depart Grand Central at 3:29 p.m., stop at Westport, Fairfield, then all stations to New Haven, where it will arrive at 5:19 p.m.

Hudson Line

Before the parade, an extra train will depart Poughkeepsie at 8:26 a.m. and stop at New Hamburg, Beacon, Peekskill, Cortlandt, Croton-Harmon and Harlem-125th Street, and arrive at Grand Central at 10:03 a.m.

After the parade, an extra train will depart Grand Central at 3:45 p.m., and will run express to Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie, where it will arrive at 5:25 p.m.

For More Information

The latest information on Metro-North service is available at or by signing up for free customer service alerts via email or text at Customers may also reach Metro-North customer service by calling the New York State Travel Information line and saying “Metro-North Railroad.” Dial 511 from inside New York State or (877) 690-5114 from Connecticut. If you are hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.