New York Yankees fans will finally get another transportation option for home games when Metro-North’s new Yankees-East 153rd Street Station, located on the Hudson Line, opens on May 23rd. The MTA hopes the new train service will entice fans to leave their cars at home, which I am certain they will since traffic on the FDR is horrendous during home games and the price of parking can cost as much as a ticket.
The MTA will be offering plenty of fast, convenient trains to the games for fans, year-round service for customers traveling to and from the Bronx, and attractive fares for everyone. In addition, the station features a reasonably priced commuter parking facility.
For Harlem and New Haven Line customers, direct service will be available for weekend and holiday games, in addition to some direct return service for weeknight games.
Officials expect up to 10,000 fans in the station on game days, and the rest of the time it will be a regular local stop on Metro-North’s Hudson line. The station cost about $91 million, with the city contributing a little over 40 percent of the cost and the MTA paying the rest. Tickets to the station are on sale as of May 1.