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  by RearOfSignal
 
So how many of you guys are going to be standing there at 5:49 am to get the first shots of the historic first station stop?
  by Jeff Smith
 
Let's add the link: MNRR Yankee Service

I'm definitely going to have to come back up for a game this year now, and make the ride from Mamaroneck or Stamford. How friggin' awesome! Might even be more awesome than having been there for the last weekend last year, and the first two games this year (okay, maybe not for the ACTUAL first game, but I digress).
  by Clean Cab
 
Will the Yankees start winning once rail service begins????????????????????????????????????
  by Penn Central
 
Tickets are available for the game. I did a search for best available:

Your Ticket(s)

Section Row Type Ticket Price Convenience Charge Description
20 3 Full Price Ticket US $900.00 US $23.45 Legends Seating
Legends Seating $900
PRICE LEVEL 3

If a single seat is $900 (plus a $23.45 convenience charge) in price level 3, how much is price level 1?
Other Legends Level seats were listed for $2,625 for ONE ticket for ONE regular season game against the Minn Twins. Ugh!

A ticket on Metro-North to Yankee E 153 ST will be much less.
  by The Interloafer
 
RearOfSignal wrote:So how many of you guys are going to be standing there at 5:49 am to get the first shots of the historic first station stop?
You bet I'll be there.
njt/mnrrbuff wrote:Will the new station have good photo angles?
There's a nice railfan platform with unobstructed views halfway in height between the platform level and the mezzanine (5th photo). However, I plan to be on the platform at 5:49.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
First new station since Wassaic and Tenmile River in mid 2000 and Cortlandt in April 1996. NJT and MNCR each have more new stations in a quarter century than what the LIRR has done since. (LIRR actually closed many local diesel stops with low ridership in 1998 prior to the new C-3 bilevels arrival in 1999).
  by Otto Vondrak
 
RearOfSignal wrote:So how many of you guys are going to be standing there at 5:49 am to get the first shots of the historic first station stop?
Will I be told to "move along" for hanging out there too long? Unfortunately, I'll miss the first day of service... but I'm sure plenty of folks will be there to document the event!

-otto-
  by Terrapin Station
 
Otto Vondrak wrote:
RearOfSignal wrote:So how many of you guys are going to be standing there at 5:49 am to get the first shots of the historic first station stop?
Will I be told to "move along" for hanging out there too long?
-otto-
Most likely, no.
  by Terrapin Station
 
Besides riding the first train to make a revenue station stop at the new station, who is going to ride the first revenue Harlem and New Haven trains to make a stop at the station (and on the way, use the wye)? That's pretty significant.
  by truck6018
 
For anyone curious, the Game Day Service timetables are out at your friendly neighborhood station.

To answer anyone's question regarding late night game completions, these train times will be synchronized with the completion of the game. Example, for a 7:05 weekday game, the first game train will roll out at about 10:30 and the last at 11:10. If the game is on a rain delay or extra innings, the last "game train" will be adjusted to depart approximately 45 minutes after the end of the game.
  by MNR's #1 Conductor
 
RearOfSignal wrote:So how many of you guys are going to be standing there at 5:49 am to get the first shots of the historic first station stop?
Man, you know damn well you are gonna be there, camera in hand too!! lol :-D
  by The Interloafer
 
Terrapin Station wrote:Besides riding the first train to make a revenue station stop at the new station, who is going to ride the first revenue Harlem and New Haven trains to make a stop at the station (and on the way, use the wye)? That's pretty significant.
You're right. I hadn't thought of that. It looks like the first revenue train to use the wye track in the history of Metro-North Railroad will be #6231, the express from New Haven, which is due to arrive at Yankees-E. 153rd Street at 2:16 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. That means it should be going over the wye at 2:13 or 2:14 or so. First Harlem Line train to use the wye should be #9134, due at the stadium at 2:27 p.m.
  by The Interloafer
 
truck6018 wrote:To answer anyone's question regarding late night game completions, these train times will be synchronized with the completion of the game. Example, for a 7:05 weekday game, the first game train will roll out at about 10:30 and the last at 11:10. If the game is on a rain delay or extra innings, the last "game train" will be adjusted to depart approximately 45 minutes after the end of the game.
If only someone had told this New Haven Register sports columnist.
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