A special vintage train is being rolled out this week in honor of the Yankees making the playoffs.
The MTA's four-car "Nostalgia Special" is scheduled to leave 42 Street-Grand Central approximately one hour before game time for all three games.
For Friday, the train will be leaving Grand Central on the uptown side of the 4 line at about 7:15 p.m., making stops at 59th, 86th, 125th, 138th/Grand Concourse, 149th Street/Grand Concourse and 161st Street/Grand Concourse.
The cars were originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, entering service in 1917 and worked into the early 1960s.
A word of warning: The old trains won't be air conditioned, though the MTA assures: "There will be plenty of fans on board -- Yankees fans, that is."
The MTA has also outlined other ways of getting to Yankee Stadium during the playoffs:
Metro-North will offer plenty of direct, fast and convenient “Train to the Game” service to the ALDS via the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines as well as frequent shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th Street Stations throughout all games. Post-game direct trains are timed to depart 20- to 45-minutes after the last out.
Schedules for trains to Game One are posted at http://mta.info/mnr and Metro-North will post schedules for Game Two on Oct. 1 and (if necessary) Game Five on Oct. 6 when the game times are announced.
New York City Subway & Nostalgia Train
Fans can always take the B, D or 4 train to 161 St-Yankee Stadium. Additional trains and crews will be on hand with capacity crowds of more than 52,000 fans expected to attend each of the games. After each game, trains are queued along the center track of the Jerome and Concourse Lines and then called into 161 St-Yankee Stadium and filled one by one until the last Manhattan-bound customers are on their way. This system will be in place for all Yankee playoff games.
Yankee Stadium is served by the Bx6 and Bx13 local buses. The Bx1, Bx2, and BxM4 stop at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, a short four-block walk from the stadium.