In the comments to my post on the new Metro-North stop opening tomorrow morning, details about the schedules and routes got a little hazy. The confusion was due to my misunderstanding of the questions and confusion surrounding the complexities of the schedule. I wanted to provide everyone considering using this station — and that should be everyone — with a quick update.
For all weekend day games — 1:05 p.m. or 4:10 p.m. starts — all trains heading south on Metro-North’s Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines will be stopping at Yankee Stadium for up to around two-and-a-half to three hours prior to the game. After all Yankee games — during the week and on the weekends — all trains on those lines will stop at Yankee Stadium for up to 45 minutes after the game ends. At all times, Hudson Line trains will stop at Yankee Stadium, and for games during the week, customers traveling from points north on the Harlem and New Haven Lines will have to transfer to Hudson Line trains, Yankee Stadium shuttles or the 4 train at 125th St. Schedule information is available here.
For those wondering how the MTA is servicing a station on the Hudson Line with trains that will head up the Harlem and New Haven Lines, that I can answer. There is an unactivated rail spur approximately one mile east of Yankee Stadium that connects the Hudson Line with the Harlem and New Haven Lines. For the first time in Metro-North history, passenger trains will make use of that spur to provide service for Yankee Stadium. Hopefully, this info clears up the confusion. If anyone still has questions, just drop them in the comments.