Extra Subway and Metro-North Trains Will Be Ready to Handle Sellout Crowds
With postseason baseball returning to Yankee Stadium for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, sell-out crowds are expected to cheer on Home Run King Aaron Judge and the Yankees against the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Division Series beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:37 p.m.
At Yankee Stadium, riders have several subway options to and from the game, with the and trains providing express service to beat the traffic and cheer on the Bronx Bombers. Extra service will be provided on the 4 and D trains at the conclusion of every home game, taking fans back to Grand Central Terminal and 42 St-Bryant Park in 19 minutes and 21 minutes, respectively.
Yankees fans can also take Metro-North Railroad to the game on Yankee Clipper service on the Harlem and New Haven lines directly to Yankees-E. 153 St station or on frequent connecting trains available via Harlem-125 St station. Extra trains will serve Yankees-E. 153 St on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines at the conclusion of each home game.
Getting to Yankee Stadium
Metro-North already operates Trains to the Game at Yankee Stadium on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines for every home game and is adding service on the New Haven Line to handle the larger crowds expected for the playoff games. All Yankee Clipper trains, extra trains, connecting trains, ticket information, and fares are shown on the MTA TrainTime app and on the website at new.mta.info/schedules.
On the New Haven Line, there will be a direct, one-seat Yankee Clipper train departing New Haven at 4:07 p.m. and arriving at the stadium at 6:08 p.m. In addition, customers can take frequent connecting trains available via Harlem-125 St. After the game, Metro-North will operate three direct one-seat Yankee Clipper trains – two to New Haven and one Stamford local – as well as numerous trains to Harlem-125 St connecting to any regularly scheduled New Haven Line train.
On the Hudson Line, Metro-North will operate its normal Yankee Clipper express and local trains from Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon to Yankee Stadium and returning to those locations after the game. Extra shuttle trains will operate between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem-125 St, and Yankee Stadium before and after games. Seven regularly scheduled southbound Hudson Line trains from Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon make an extra stop at Yankees-E. 153 St to accommodate fans. Two regularly scheduled northbound Hudson Line trains from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125 St make an extra stop at Yankees-E. 153 to accommodate fans. After the game, there are three Yankee Clipper trains, two to Poughkeepsie and one local train to Croton-Harmon, to accommodate fans as well as seven regularly scheduled Hudson Line trains making an extra stop at the stadium to take fans home.
On the Harlem Line, Metro-North will operate its normal Yankee Clipper train directly between Harlem Line stations and Yankees-E. 153 St for fans returning home after the game. The Yankee Clipper train will depart Southeast at 4:26 p.m. and arrive at Yankee Stadium at 5:49 p.m. After the game, there is a direct one-seat Yankee Clipper train from the stadium to all stations between Mt. Vernon West and Southeast. There are frequent trains which connect at Harlem-125 St with Hudson Line and Shuttle trains for the short ride to and from the stadium. Extra shuttle trains will operate between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem-125 St, and Yankees-E. 153 St, where Yankee Stadium is located across the park.
Direct one-seat Yankee Clipper trains are those shown on the MTA TrainTime app and on the website point-to-point schedules as not having a transfer. Full Metro-North schedules can be found here: Metro-North Railroad Schedules (mta.info)
Fans can also ride with the MTA to the game with convenient service on subways, buses, and paratransit.
New York City Subway
Customers can take the 4 and D trains to the 161 St-Yankee Stadium station.
The subway’s 161 St-Yankee Stadium station, with service on the 4 and D lines, is right in front of the stadium at the corner of 161 St and River Ave.
After games, extra service will be provided on the 4 and D trains.
New York City Buses
The Bx6, Bx6 SBS, and Bx13 stop right in front of the stadium at E 161 St and River Ave. In addition, the Bx1 and Bx2 both stop at E 161 St and the Grand Concourse, a three-block walk to the stadium.
Customers can use the real-time bus ridership tracking feature on the MYmta app before boarding.
Access-A-Ride paratransit has designated stops at Yankee Stadium. To book a trip customers can call (877) 337-2017, use MyAAR or the MYmta app.
For more information, follow Metro-North on Twitter and Facebook. Customers can also reach out via Whatsapp, call 511 to use the interactive system, or speak with a Customer Service Specialist by calling 646-252-1701.