Yesterday afternoon, I received a press release from the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to discuss their LIRR service plans for this weekend’s Subway Series II between the New York Mets & New York Yankees. Here are the complete details:
The Mets are looking to show their cross-town rivals, the Yankees, a thing or three this weekend and the MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to see how they do at Citifield. There will be frequent LIRR service to the Mets-Willets Point Station for the Friday evening game on June 26, the Saturday evening game on June 27 and the Sunday night contest on June 28.
Train service to Mets-Willets Point is available on eastbound Port Washington Branch trains from Penn Station and westbound trains from Great Neck and Port Washington. The train ride is just 18 minutes from Penn Station to Mets-Willets Point. For those traveling on the LIRR from Long Island, the new ballpark is just six minutes from Woodside, 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington. From Long Island, customers may go directly to the stadium from Port Washington Branch stations. Customers from other branches should transfer at Woodside.
Fans traveling from branches other than Port Washington can reach Mets-Willets Point by taking a regularly scheduled train to Woodside Station, then changing to an eastbound Port Washington Branch train. Since Mets-Willets Point is located in Zone 1, tickets to that zone from outlying stations are valid to Mets-Willets Point. However, passengers must retain their ticket stubs and inform ticket collectors of their intention to travel to Mets-Willets Point Stadium. Customers must hold onto their tickets, which will be collected at Mets-Willets Point after they disembark.
Friday, June 26 (7:10 PM Game Time)
Trains departing Penn Station at 3:49 PM, 4:25 PM, 4:46 PM, 5:14 PM, 5:29 PM, 5:50 PM, 5:56 PM, 6:14 PM, 6:29 PM, 6:42 PM, 7:14 PM, 7:49 PM, 8:19 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:18 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:18 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:18 PM, 11:48 PM and
Trains departing Port Washington at 4:06 PM, 4:36 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:23 PM, 6:24 PM, 7:09 PM, 7:39 PM, 8:09 PM, 8:39 PM, 9:09 PM, 9:39 PM, 10:09 PM, 10:39 PM, 11:39 PM and 12:40 AM.
Trains depart Great Neck at 5:44 PM, 6:04 PM, 6:20 PM, and 6:44 PM.
Saturday, June 27 (7:10 PM Game Time)
Trains departing Penn Station at 4:19 PM, 4:48 PM, 5:19 PM, 5:48 PM, 5:59 PM, 6:19 PM, 6:35 PM, 6:48 PM, 7:19 PM, 7:48 PM, 8:19 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:19 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:19 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:19 PM and 12:19 AM.
Trains departing Port Washington at 4:10 PM, 4:39 PM, 5:10 PM, 5:39 PM, 6:10 PM, 6:39 PM, 7:10 PM, 7:39 PM, 8:10 PM, 8:39 PM, 9:10 PM, 9:39 PM, 10:10 PM, 10:39 PM, 11:40 PM and 12:40 AM.
Trains depart Great Neck at 5:59 PM and 6:35 PM.
Sunday, June 28 (8:00 PM Game Time)
Trains departing Penn Station at 4:48 PM, 5:19 PM and 5:48 PM, 6:19 PM, 6:35 PM, 6:48 PM, 6:59 PM, 7:19 PM, 7:48 PM, 8:19 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:19 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:19 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:19 PM, 12:19 AM, 1:18 AM.
Trains departing Port Washington at 4:39 PM, 5:10 PM and 5:39 PM, 6:10 PM, 6:39 PM, 7:10 PM, 7:39 PM, 8:10 PM, 8:39 PM, 9:10 PM, 9:39 PM, 10:10 PM, 10:39 PM, 11:40 PM, 12:40 AM and 1:39 AM.
Trains depart Great Neck at 6:35 PM and 6:59 PM.
The LIRR’s Mets-Willets Point Station is not handicapped accessible. LIRR customers with mobility impairments who are traveling to see the Mets should travel to Woodside Station. At Woodside Station, which is ADA accessible, customers should transfer to a Flushing-bound #7 subway train to the Mets-Willets Point subway stop, and then use the ramp to reach Roosevelt Avenue, across from the ballpark.
To return to Woodside after the game, customers with mobility impairments should board the #7 subway and travel one stop east to its end point, the Flushing-Main Street Station. There, after a brief wait on the train, the subway will head west to Woodside. This is necessary due to the location of the ramp, which will only permit access to the eastbound platform.
Mets-Willets Point timetables for the Mets-Yankees Series, June 26, 27 and a special blue supplemental timetable card for Sunday, June, 28 are available at LIRR ticket offices and terminals. Fans can also contact the LIRR’s 24-hour Travel Information Center. The numbers are, in Suffolk County 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center’s TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022. Customers can also consult the LIRR’s web site www.mta.info.
Lets go Yankees!
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