Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Due to Hurricane Irma, which is expected to sweep through Florida this weekend, three games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays that were scheduled to be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, have been moved to Citi Field on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. As with all baseball games at Citi Field, the LIRR is ready to provide convenient train service to and from every game. The trip from Penn Station is just 15 minutes, and fans coming from Long Island can take any branch to Woodside to change to a five-minute ride to the stadium.
The current Mets-Willets Point timetable, dated Sept. 5-10 for Mets and U.S. Open Tennis, is being extended for Sept. 11, 12 and 13 for the Yankees-Rays series.
For the Sept. 11 and 12 games, which begin at 7:10 p.m., 22 eastbound trains from Penn Station will make a stop at the Mets-Willets Point Station to accommodate fans before, during and after the game, along with 21 westbound trains. The first westbound train will depart Port Washington at 3:10 p.m. to arrive at Mets-Willets Point at 3:36 p.m. The first eastbound train will leave Penn Station at 3:18 p.m. The last eastbound train to Port Washington leaves Mets-Willets Point at 12:39 a.m. and the last westbound train to Penn Station leaves at 1:11 a.m.
For the Sept. 13 game, which begins at 1:10 p.m., 16 eastbound trains will stop at Mets-Willets Point, along with 17 westbound trains. The first eastbound train from Penn Station will depart at 9:19 a.m., and the first westbound train from Port Washington will depart at Great Neck at 9:32 a.m., with all other westbound departures originating in Port Washington. The last eastbound train to Port Washington will depart Mets-Willets Point at 5:02 p.m. The last westbound train to Penn Station will leave Mets-Willets Point at 5:28 p.m.
Getting to Penn Station
By subway: Penn Station is reachable by riding the subway lines to 34 St-Penn Station. It is also a one block walk from the trains at 34 St-Herald Square.
From street level: The main entrance to Penn Station’s LIRR concourse is on 34th Street, just west of Seventh Avenue. Two new entrances leading to the newly upgraded West End Concourse, are at 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue, and 31st Street and Eighth Avenue. Penn Station can also be reached via 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue, with the LIRR concourse being on your right after you enter.
Keep Your Train Tickets
The LIRR reminds fans to take their train tickets with them when exiting their train at Mets-Willets Point and have them ready for presentation to conductors upstairs. This applies to paper tickets or to customers using the MTA eTix electronic ticketing app. As with all events at Citi Field, train tickets will be checked at the station.
New York City Subway Service to Citi Field
Baseball fans can always take either the local or express to reach Mets-Willets Point. After the game, New York City Transit provides special super-express trains timed to depart after the last out. After leaving the game, these trains make only six stops – 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza, Court Square, 42 St-Grand Central, 5 Av-Bryant Park, and Times Square-42 St.
Source:- MTA Rail
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