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In order to reach this year’s World Series, the New York Yankees had to win a combination of 103 regular season and seven play-off games, battling back the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels in the process. It will be a lot easier for the fans, however.
MTA New York City Transit will provide plenty of service to get fans to Yankee Stadium in time for the first pitch. Customers can take either the 4 train along the Lexington Avenue Line or the Grand Concourse D train. Both stop at 161st Street and take less than 30 minutes travel time from midtown Manhattan.
"World Series games in the Bronx have been a New York City tradition for decades, but this season’s series against the Philadelphia Phillies will be played in a brand new stadium," NYC Transit President Howard Roberts, Jr. said in a statement. "Just like the old one, the new stadium is easily accessible from Midtown or the North Bronx via the 4 or D trains to the 161st Street Station. From there, Yankee fans have just a few short steps before they’re at the gate. Oh, and the same goes for Phillies’ fans, too."
Aside from normal service, the Nostalgia Special will once again be carrying customers between Grand Central-42 Street and 161 Street-Yankee Stadium stop. Leaving Grand Central at 7:15 p.m., the vintage four-car train will make the trip uptown in about 20 minutes.
After each game, extra trains will be waiting to carry home thousands of baseball fans. That means that tonight and tomorrow, there will be additional downtown-bound trains from the 161 Street station on the 4 and D trains.
For travel information, go to www.tripplanner.mta.info.