Take MTA to Yankees’ Opening Day

April 4, 2024

    Hi Mooviters, 

    ⚾️The Yankees are back in NY for their home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, this Friday, April 5th at 1:05 PM.🌭

    Heading to Yankee Stadium? Here is what you need to know to arrive in style:

    🚉 Metro-North Yankee Clippers Offer Direct Service to Yankee Stadium on Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines; All Hudson Line Trains Make Additional Stop at Yankee Stadium During Game Days

    🚂 New York Transit Museum to Run Annual IRT Lo-V Nostalgia Train and Train of Many Colors from Grand Central to Yankee Stadium

    🚆 Long Islanders Can Take Train to Grand Central, Connecting with Direct Service to Yankee Stadium via Metro-North or the Subway

    🚌 Subways, Buses, and Paratransit Provide Convenient Service to All Yankee Home Games

    Metro-North’s Yankee Clippers

    Metro-North Railroad’s “Yankee Clipper” trains are special game-day trains which provide one-seat rides from the Harlem and New Haven lines to Yankees-E 153 St station for all evening and weekend home games. 

    In addition to the Yankee Clipper trains, Metro-North operates shuttle trains for all games, including weekday day games, between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem-125th Street, and Yankees-E 153rd Street stations for fans departing from Manhattan, who are transferring at Grand Central from the LIRR or who are transferring at Harlem-125th Street station from Harlem and New Haven line trains.

    For all games, Metro-North also adds a stop at Yankees-E 153rd Street station to many Hudson Line express and local trains to provide more options for fans traveling to and from the game.

    New York City Subway

    For the April 5 home opener, customers can take the D or 4 train to the 161 St-Yankee Stadium station.

    The subway’s 161 St-Yankee Stadium station, with service on the B, D  and 4 lines, is right in front of the stadium at the corner of 161st St and River Ave. Local D and 4 trains stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium at all times.  trains stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium during rush hour only. Rush hour express D trains will also stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium before weeknight games.

    Take LIRR to Grand Central

    The opening of Grand Central Madison makes it easier than ever for Yankees fans on Long Island to get to the game.

    Prior to the terminal’s opening, a Yankees fan going to the Stadium from Long Island would have taken a longer subway ride from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, or transferred twice on the subway, or left Penn Station and walked to Herald Square to connect to a D train.

    Now, an LIRR customer can take a one-seat ride into Grand Central and finish their trip either on a Metro-North shuttle or the 4 train. Either option can take a customer to the stadium in less than 30 minutes from Grand Central.

    New York City Buses

    The Bx6, Bx6 SBS, and Bx13 stop near the stadium at E. 161 St and River Ave. In addition, the Bx1 and Bx2 both stop at E. 161 St and the Grand Concourse, a three-block walk east to the stadium.

    Customers can use the real-time bus arrival tracking feature on the MYmta app before boarding.


    Access-A-Ride has a designated stop in front of Yankee Stadium. To book a trip to the stadium, customers can call (877)-337-2017 or (718)-393-4999 and press prompt #2.

    New York Transit Museum’s Nostalgia Train is Back

    The New York Transit Museum offers fans a once-in-a-season way to show off their pinstripe pride and ride to Yankee Stadium in style, aboard a 1917 IRT Lo-V train and the Train of Many Colors nostalgia trains.

    For one day only, the IRT Lo-V Nostalgia Train and Train of Many Colors will run from Grand Central to Yankee Stadium. The IRT Lo-V Nostalgia Train is scheduled to leave the uptown train platform at 42 St-Grand Central by approximately 11:00 a.m., and travel non-stop on the Lexington Avenue Line, arriving at 161 St-Yankee Stadium in about 25 minutes. Immediately following the IRT Lo-V cars, the New York Transit Museum’s beloved Train of Many Colors will arrive to carry more riders to the stadium.

    The ride to the Bronx takes fans to the stadium gates with plenty of time before the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

    Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, The IRT Lo-V began service in 1917. The vintage train cars and hundreds of other similar cars served subway customers a few years before the first pitch was thrown at the original Yankee Stadium. With rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows, the train hearkens back to an earlier age of subway travel and provides a photogenic counterpoint to the new home of the New York Yankees.

    The Train of Many Colors includes a selection of cars manufactured in the 1960s: the R-33, R-33WF and R-36 cars. With “Tartar Red” and “Gunn Red” redbirds, Kale Green “Green Machines”, blue-and-silver “Platinum Mist” and the striking two-tone robin’s egg blue and cream “Bluebird” paint schemes, the train represents several different eras in New York City subway history.

    You Ride, We Guide,

    The USA Moovit Team