Take the Train to the Playoffs!

<p>The Yankees are making their record 50th playoff appearance against the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series. The easiest way to get to the series is on the <a href="/nyct/service/events/yanks_league_division.htm">MTA's trains and buses</a>, including a special subway nostalgia train, Metro-North Railroad's direct service from all three lines, and regular service on the B, D or 4 subway lines.</p>
<h2>Metro-North Railroad</h2>
<p>Metro-North will offer plenty of direct, fast and convenient "Train to the Game" service to the ALDS via the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines as well as frequent shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th Street Stations throughout all games. Post-game direct trains are timed to depart 20- to 45-minutes after the last out.</p>
<p>Schedules for trains to Game One and Two <a href="/mnr/html/yankees/yankee_service.htm">are already posted</a> and Game Five (if necessary) will be posted on Oct. 6 when the game time is announced.</p>
<h2>New York City Subway &amp; Nostalgia Train</h2>
<p>Fans can always take the B, D or 4 train to 161 St-Yankee Stadium. Additional trains and crews will be on hand with capacity crowds of more than 52,000 fans expected to attend each of the games. After each game, trains are queued along the center track of the Jerome and Concourse Lines and then called into 161 St-Yankee Stadium and filled one by one until the last Manhattan-bound customers are on their way. This system will be in place for all Yankee playoff games.</p>
<p><div style="float:right; margin-left:10px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/archive/imgs/YankeeStadiumSpecial.jpg" alt="Nostalgia Special Train Photo"></div>Also providing Yankee fans with a little pre-game fun, the four-car "Nostalgia Special" is scheduled to leave 42 Street-Grand Central approximately one hour before game time for all three games. The train will be leaving Grand Central on the uptown side, 4 Line around 7:15PM for Games One and Two (Game Five, if necessary, TBD), making stops at 59th, 86th, 125th, 138th/Grand Concourse, 149th Street/Grand Concourse and 161st St/Yankee Stadium.</p>
<p>The cars, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system and pictured below, entered service in 1917 and worked into the early 1960s. They aren't air conditioned like the rest of NYC Transit's 6,300 subway cars, but there will be plenty of fans on board--Yankee fans, that is.</p>
<p>Yankee Stadium is served by the Bx6 and Bx13 local buses. The Bx1, Bx2, and BxM4 stop at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, a short four-block walk from the stadium.</p>