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The Yankees–East 153rd Street station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line, serving Yankee Stadium and the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx, New York City. It opened on May 23, 2009, and provides daily local service on the Hudson Line.

Yankees-
E. 153rd Street
Yankees E 153rd street station.jpg
View of tracks and platforms at Yankees-E. 153rd Street station
LocationExterior Street
Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451
Coordinates40°49′31.35″N 73°55′48.96″W / 40.8253750°N 73.9302667°W / 40.8253750; -73.9302667Coordinates: 40°49′31.35″N 73°55′48.96″W / 40.8253750°N 73.9302667°W / 40.8253750; -73.9302667
Owned byMetro-North Railroad
Line(s)Hudson Line
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsNew 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 zone2
History
OpenedMay 23, 2009
Electrified700V (DC) third rail
Services
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad Following station
Morris Heights
towards Poughkeepsie
Hudson Line Harlem–125th Street

This station is used to serve New York Yankees baseball games and New York City FC soccer matches at Yankee Stadium. There is also special service branded "Yankee Clipper" for Yankee games. Selected trains on the Harlem and New Haven lines also stop at this station on game days.[1]

Shuttle trains and Hudson Line trains also transport 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.

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ConstructionEdit

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 passenger service.

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.[citation needed] It opened on May 21, 2009, a month after the new Yankee Stadium's opening on April 2.[6]

Transit watchdog groups claimed the money to construct this station 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.[citation needed]

Station layoutEdit

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.[7]:1

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 Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie game days and rush hours only (Morris Heights)
Track 2      Hudson Line toward Croton–Harmon or Poughkeepsie (Morris Heights)
     New Haven Line toward New Haven or Stamford game days only (Mount Vernon East)
     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)

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  7. ^ "Metro-North Railroad Track & Structures Department Track Charts Maintenance Program Interlocking Diagrams & Yard Diagrams 2015" (PDF). Metro-North Railroad. 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

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