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New Metro-North station by Yankee Stadium right on track

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New Metro-North station by Yankee Stadium right on track

BY PETE DONOHUE

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

October 23rd 2008

 

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Fred Gunther

Metro-North Yankee Stadium station under construction.

 

The Steinbrenner boys aren't the only ones busy during this off-season in the Bronx.

 

Metro-North Railroad is making progress on constructing a train station near the new Yankee Stadium, and the railroad has scheduled a public hearing for November to determine fares to and from the station.

 

The hearing is required before the railroad can begin service to the Hudson Line station, which is expected to open in the spring.

 

The railroad also is refining schedules and operation plans for the station, which will see regular weekday and weekend service all year - not just when the Yankees are in town.

 

The emerging station has two 10-car platforms, a 10,000-square-foot covered mezzanine and a 450-foot overpass with elevators and stairs. The overpass is just north of 153rd St.

 

"We're making good progress building this new station, especially considering the work goes on while trains go by, highway traffic continues above, and with buildings and columns all around," said Metro-North President Howard Permut.

 

"We look forward to serving this section of the Bronx, not just on game days but all year-round."

 

On game days, fans riding the Hudson Line to the stadium get a one-seat ride. Riders on the New Haven and Harlem lines will need to make a simple transfer at certain times.

 

On the way to the weekday and night games, New Haven and Harlem line riders heading south will be directed to get off at the 125th St. station and walk across the platform to a waiting shuttle train to the stadium.

 

Heading home during the work week, those fans will be able to simply board a train at the new station for direct service to their destinations.

 

On weekends, fans from Manhattan will have to take shuttle trains.

 

The different travel patterns are necessary because of the large number of trains - 700 - running to and from Grand Central Terminal on weekdays.

 

The new service will take advantage of a U-shaped stretch of track in the Mott Haven Yard called a wye. It connects the New Haven and Harlem lines, which run through the center of the Bronx, to the Hudson Line, which runs along the Hudson River.

 

Metro-North expects as many as 10,000 riders from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will use the new station when the Yankees are in town.

 

The stop will be in the same fare zone as nearby stations such as Morris Heights and University Heights. A one-way peak ticket from those stops to Grand Central costs $6.50 while an off-peak ticket is $5. A monthly unlimited-ride pass costs $149.

 

The Yankees didn't contribute toward the construction of the station. The MTA is paying $52 million, while the city is kicking in $39 million, according to Metro-North.

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COOL! now we can go here instead of 125, thx to the 2005 MTA STRIKE B)

 

is this gonna be a an all time station with S/A or sumin like Tremont ? Part time :)

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It's only for the Stadium? Is there anything else over there that will have access?

 

lol, confused :S

the (4)(D)(B) is there u know :), BUT i dont think it will be close for access via the IRT/IND line, it might be a few blocks away from Yankee Std

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Oh, I should make that more specific. What I meant was, is there only going to be a walkway to the stadium from the station, or will there be access to local streets?

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Oh, I should make that more specific. What I meant was, is there only going to be a walkway to the stadium from the station, or will there be access to local streets?

 

yeat street access, as the station doest fall near the std

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Any update on the new stadium stop on MNRR? Such as a date it will open and will it be a 'full time 365-day stop' or part time only like LIRR's Shea/Citifield stop?(MTA)

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