Yankees–East 153rd Street station

The Yankees–East 153rd Street Metro-North Railroad station serves Yankee Stadium and Highbridge, the surrounding area in the New York City borough of The Bronx. It opened on May 23, 2009. The station provides daily local service on the Hudson Line, where trains stop approximately every half-hour during rush hours and every hour all other times.

This station is used to serve New York Yankees baseball games and New York City FC soccer matches at Yankee Stadium.

For Hudson Line customers, all southbound trains before, during, and after the game stop at the station and all northbound Hudson Line trains at the end of and after the event stop at the station.

There is also special service branded "Yankee Clipper" for Yankee games. For weekday afternoon games, one extra Hudson Line train departs Grand Central at 4:10 pm. For evening games, on the Harlem and New Haven lines, one inbound train operates making select stops. To weekend Yankee games, and from weekday evening or weekend Yankee games, two extra Hudson Line, two Harlem Line, and three New Haven Line trains operate. However, due to construction, Yankee Clipper trains on the Harlem Line are suspended.[1]

Shuttle trains and Hudson Line trains also transports fans between the stadium and Grand Central Terminal,[2] helping to reduce traffic on the subway lines used to connect to New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road trains at Penn Station.

Yankees–East 153rd Street
Yankees E 153rd street station
View of tracks and platforms at Yankees-E. 153rd Street station
Location Exterior Street
Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451
Coordinates 40°49′31.35″N 73°55′48.96″W / 40.8253750°N 73.9302667°WCoordinates: 40°49′31.35″N 73°55′48.96″W / 40.8253750°N 73.9302667°W
Owned by Metro-North Railroad
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections New York City Subway:
"4" train"B" train"D" train trains at 161st Street–Yankee Stadium
Local Transit NYCT Bus: Bx6, Bx6 SBS, Bx13 (at 161st Street)
ferry/water interchangeNY Waterway
ferry/water interchangeSeaStreak
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened May 23, 2009
Electrified 700V (DC) third rail
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad   Following station
Hudson Line
toward Poughkeepsie
MTA employees
toward Poughkeepsie
  Game days only  
TerminusHarlem Line
toward Southeast
New Haven Line

Construction

This project was promoted for several decades, and was included in the MTA's annual budget since the 1980s. Despite being part of the old Yankee Stadium renovation plan during the 1970s, plans for the station did not go ahead until the impetus from New Yankee Stadium.[3] Metro-North's Hudson Line had active track near the site. Some connections needed to be altered to provide New Haven Line and Harlem Line service.

The station was designed to serve three Metro-North lines (Hudson, Harlem and New Haven) via existing track connections that were not normally used for revenue passenger services.

The MTA estimated that the project would cost $91 million, including $52 million that it will provide and $39 million that will be provided by New York City.[4] The MTA paid for the new station with $40 million from an account set aside to build a new subway connection to LaGuardia Airport that was canceled due to local community opposition,[5] and $5 million from an existing account that had money set aside for new Yankee Stadium station in prior budgets. It opened on May 21, 2009, a month after the new Yankee Stadium's opening on April 2.[6]

Transit watchdog groups disputed this. They claimed the money would have to be diverted from other MTA transportation projects in the region. Several groups have urged the Yankees to pay for part, if not all, of the station's cost, since the Yankees would be the prime beneficiary of this station. The Yankees have said the Metro-North project is separate from their stadium project.

Station layout

This station has two high-level island platforms each 10 cars long. Trains to and from the Harlem and New Haven Lines gain access to the station via a wye at the Mott Haven interlocking that otherwise is not used for revenue service.

M Mezzanine Exit/entrance and crossover between platforms
P
Platform level
Track 6 Hudson Line toward Grand Central game days only (Harlem–125th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 4 Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Harlem–125th Street)
Hudson Line toward Poughkeepsie game days and rush hours only (Morris Heights)
Track 2 Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Morris Heights)
Hudson Line toward Grand Central (Harlem–125th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 1 Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Morris Heights)
Harlem Line toward Southeast game days only (Mount Vernon West)
New Haven Line toward New Haven or Stamford game days only (Mount Vernon East)

References

  1. ^ Halbfinger, Caren (October 29, 2006). "New Yankee Stadium train station to lure suburban fans". The Journal News. p. A.1.
  2. ^ Game Day Service Schedule, MTA Metro-North Railroad, Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Metro-North to build Yankee Stadium station". New York Daily News. The Associated Press. May 21, 2007. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
  4. ^ "Metro-North, NYC Hit Home Run; Yankee Stadium Station Slated for '09 Opening" (Press release). Metro-North Railroad. May 21, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2007.
  5. ^ Toscano, John (July 16, 2003). "N Train Extension To LaG Scrapped". Queens Gazette. Retrieved July 26, 2009.
  6. ^ "MTA Metro-North Railroad To Open New Train Station in New York City To Serve Southwest Bronx and Yankee Stadium" (Press release). Metro-North Railroad. May 21, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2010.

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