The Yankees are playing the Minnesota Twins in tonight's wildcard playoff game. And for fans heading to Yankee Stadium, the MTA is getting a vintage Low-V train out for the journey from Grand Central Terminal to the Bronx.
This vintage IRT train began service in 1917, according to the MTA, which also notes that it features "rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows." The trains were retired in the 1960s, but make special appearances for nostalgia rides.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:08 p.m., and the "Nostalgia Special" train—with four cars—will leave 42nd Street-Grand Central at 7 p.m., running non-stop to the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium stop. The MTA adds:
Additional service will be provided for the capacity crowds of more than 52,000 fans expected to attend the game. As a reminder, fans can always take the B, D or 4 train to 161 St-Yankee Stadium (B during rush hours only). After all games, 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.
Yankee Stadium is also served by the SBS Bx 6, and the Bx6 and Bx13 local buses. The Bx1, Bx2, and BxM4 stop at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, a short three-block walk to the stadium.
Metro-North Railroad will offer plenty of direct, fast and convenient "Train to the Game" service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines as well as frequent shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th Street Stations. Post-game direct trains are timed to depart 20- to 45-minutes after the last out.