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Info on MNRR new 153rd St-Yankees Station & adjusted Hudson line schedule changes

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Here the press release from the MTA about service to/from the new Metro North's new '153rd St-Yankee Stadium' which opens May 23 and also adjusted MNRR systemwide schedules.


Info for New MTA Metro-North Railroad 153rd St-Yankees Station and adjusted Timetables for Hudson Line


Effective May 3 Includes Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station Stops Beginning May 23rd

Metro-North's new timetables effective May 3, with schedule adjustments on the Upper Hudson Line to accommodate track work, will for the first time show service to the new station at Yankees – E. 153rd Street, which opens Saturday May 23, 2009.


A new line in Hudson Line the timetable, between Harlem-125th Street and Morris Heights, will show regular, non-game-day train service. On Saturday May 23, the first southbound train, a local from Croton-Harmon, will stop at Yankees – E. 153rd Street at 5:49 a.m. and the first northbound train, also a Croton-Harmon local, will stop at 6:33 a.m.


Also on May 23, the Yankees host the defending World Series Champion Phildelphia Phillies with a start time planned at 400pm.


The new station is in the same fare zone as all Bronx MNRR stations including University Heights, Morris Heights, Marble Hill, etc. It will be served by all Hudson line 'Bronx' locals, 365 days a year. In addition to short walk to the new stadium, this new station is also accessible to both a new nearby shopping center and and a short walk to the NYCT Subway #2, #4, #5 "B" & "D" lines at either the 149th St or 161st Street stations.


On weekdays there will be 24 southbound and 27 northbound trains to provide service north to employment centers in Yonkers, Tarrytown, Beacon and Poughkeepsie as well as south to Harlem-125th Street and Manhattan. The new station is expected to be popular with locals and those who drive to the station and use the garage next to the stadium.


There will be a separate brochure and timetable for special Yankees game-day train service, including direct service from the Harlem and New Haven lines and shuttles to and from Manhattan.


On the Upper Hudson Line, the 6:41 a.m. train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie is restored and customers will no longer be bused to stations between Peekskill and Poughkeepsie, as they were during April.


Due to the continuing concrete tie installation project between Beacon and Poughkeepsie, there will be schedule adjustments in all time periods with trains operating between 5 minutes later and 14 minutes earlier, and between 4 minutes slower and 11 minutes faster.


The 4:45 p.m. train will not operate to New Hamburg or Poughkeepsie. New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie customers can take either the 5:04 p.m. or the 5:12 p.m.


The 5:01 p.m. express train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central will not operate for the duration of the track work.


These changes are temporary and the Hudson Line schedule will return to its previous pattern when concrete tie installation is complete, and a new timetable takes effect on July 12, 2009.

There are no service changes on the Harlem and New Haven lines, however new timetables will be issued on all three lines to reduce the potential for customer confusion.


To improve service to the West Bronx and the new station, the 5:27 a.m. local from Croton-Harmon will make additional stops at University Heights, Morris Heights, and beginning May 23, at Yankees-E. 153rd Street. This gives customers at these West Bronx stations the ability to arrive at Grand Central Terminal at 6:28 a.m., a full 31 minutes earlier than previously possible from the stations in this zone.


Additionally, beginning May 23, the 8:12 a.m. train from Greystone to Grand Central will stop at Yankees-E. 153rd Street at 8:32 a.m., to provide additional service from this station.


A new weekend Hudson Line express train will depart Grand Central at 7:56 p.m. serving Marble Hill, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Ossining and Croton-Harmon.


The 7:45 p.m. weekend/holiday train to Poughkeepsie will now operate express from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon then make all stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie


Of note to bicyclists, with the May 3 timetable, Metro-North is relaxing restrictions on bicycle transport by allowing bikes to be carried on most Reverse Peak trains and in the periods immediately around the evening peak period. So now, bikes will be allowed on most trains departing Grand Central between 3 p.m. and 3:59 p.m. and from 8:01 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.


Blanket prohibitions against bicycles during these periods will be replaced with train-specific restrictions. The object is to keep bicycles off those trains that have proven to be consistently crowded. The new timetables will provide customers with guidance on when bicycles may be carried aboard trains. Note: these symbols will only appear in the large, full-line (Hudson, Harlem and New Haven) timetables.


The intent of this change is to make Metro-North more "bike-friendly" and to attract new customers who wish to use bicycles as part of their workday travel plans. Folding bicycles are allowed on board Metro-North trains at all times.


New timetable are available at Grand Central Terminal and all outlying stations or visit the schedules page at http://www.mta.info


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Here the partial info and listing of trains serving the new 153rd St-Yankee Stadium stop.


Highlights summary


*Overall 'extra service* starts 2 hours before the game and ending 1 hour after the final out.* All three branches will serve the station. Check each i.e New Haven and Harlem schedules for more details.


Also a new 'shuttle' train opearting every 20-30 minutes between Grand Central and the stadium stop on game days/nights only.


Hudson Line

Direct Croton Harmon "Local' tarins will stop at the station at all times 365 days a year


Similar to NYC Transit #7 subway line Post Game express trains to Midtown Manhattan, there be special post game trains. At least '3' northbound trains on New Haven/Harlem lines and '4' northbound weekends trains will depart the stop up to 45 minutes after the game.


Hudson Line

The Hudson Line "express' (Upper Hudson/Poughkeepsie)will '1' extra train post game that runs non-stop to Croton Harmon then all stops to Poughkeepsie. Here the approximate schedule for 'normal' 3-hour games.


Weekdays and Saturday/Sunday evening games to Poughkeepsie



Weekend starting at 105pm to Poughkeepsie



weekend games starting at 405pm to Poughkeepsie



Note Hudson Line riders. All other "Poughkeepsie' 'express' trains will arrive from Grand Central and make 'special' stadium stop until 1 hour after game ends. All other times, use the Hudson Local and transfer at Croton Harmon for Upper Hudson Line stations.


Here the info on 'direct' Yankee game specials on the 2 other MNRR branches.


New Haven/Stamford line and Harlem Lines (Weekdays)


*No 'direct' service southbound for weekday games starting at 1pm or 7pm. Take any train to 125th St and transfer to the "Shuttle' or Hudson Line local to 153rd St/Yankees Station. Direct 'post game' trains available weekdays and weekends.*



Weekday Evening games Post Game to Stamford and New Haven(7pm games)


To New Haven

1035pm or 15 minutes after last pitch.


1101pm or 45 minutes after last pitch until 12 Midnight.


To Stamford


1110pm or 45 minutes after last pitch until 1230am.






New Haven/Stamford line Direct 1-seat ride to the stadium.(weekends only)


For Weekend Afternoon games starting at 1pm

To the Game



Leaves New Haven




FYI. Only riders with pre paid tickets/passes going to the 153rd St-Yankee stadium allowed.


Leaves Stamford

1037am (Yankee 'express) 1045am (Local) 1107am('express) 1137am('express') 1145am(local)


Post Game to Stamford and New Haven( weekend 1pm games)


"Express" to Stamford and New Haven

427pm or 15 minutes after last pitch.

Last "Direct" Train to New Haven-456pm or 45 minutes after last pitch.


Weekend Afternoon games New Haven service for games starting at 4pm (To the Game)


Leaves New Haven




FYI. Only riders with pre paid tickets/passes going to the 153rd St-Yankee stadium allowed on these schedulded trips.



Leaves Stamford

134pm(express) 145pm 207pm(express) 234pm(express) 245pm



Post Game to Stamford and New Haven( weekend 4pm games)

New Haven 'express'

727pm or 15 minutes after last pitch.


756pm(or 45 minutes after end of game)


Stamford "Local'


755pm (or 45 minutes after end of game


755pm(or 45 minutes after last pitch)


Harlem Line are next. Or go to http://www.MTA.INFO for more details.

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