Anyone who is involved or into the skateboarding scene knows about the big Maloof Money Cup happening this weekend. The MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has announced that its Port Washington line trains will be stopping at the Mets-Willets Point station this weekend due to the event. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release they sent out:
Big-time skateboarding comes to New York City the weekend of June 5-6 and the MTA Long Island Rail Road has the steel wheels to get you to where the urethane wheels are rolling. Additional train service to the Mets-Willets Point Station, just a short skate from the site of the Maloof Money Cup site at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, will be in effect all weekend long.
Eastbound: Train service to Mets-Willets Point Station will begin with the 8:19 AM train from Penn Station and continue approximately every half hour through the 9:52 PM train from Penn Station
Westbound: Train service from Port Washington Station to Mets-Willets Point Station will begin with the 8:10 AM train and continue approximately every half hour through the 10:10 PM train from Port Washington Station.
Eastbound: Train service to Mets-Willets Point Station will begin with the 8:19 AM train from Penn Station and continue approximately every half hour through the 7:19 PM train from Penn Station.
Westbound: Train service from Port Washington Station to Mets-Willets Point Station will begin with the 8:10 AM train and continue approximately every half hour through the 7:43 PM train from Port Washington Station.
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 19 minutes from Penn Station to Mets-Willets Point. For those traveling on the LIRR from Long Island, the ballpark is just seven minutes from Woodside, 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington. From Long Island, customers may travel directly to the stadium from Port Washington Branch stations. Customers from other branches should transfer at Woodside for service to Mets-Willets Point.
Skateboard 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 Station. Customers must hold onto their tickets, which will be collected at Mets-Willets Point after they disembark.
The LIRR’s Mets-Willets Point Station is not handicapped accessible. The subway Flushing Line Mets-Willets Point station is accessible via the Queens-bound local platform, with an ADA ramp connecting to the sidewalk on the south side of Roosevelt Avenue. LIRR Customers with mobility impairments who are traveling to see the Mets should travel to Woodside Station. At Woodside Station, which has elevators, 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 train will head west to Woodside. This is necessary due to the location of the ramp, which will only permit access to the eastbound platform.
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