For the ALDS, a Nostalgia Train and more Metro-North trips



New York City Transit will roll out the Lo-V Nostalgia Train for an afternoon ride up to Yankee Stadium. (Photo via NYCTSubwayScoop on Twitter)

With tonight’s and Friday’s 6:07 p.m. start for the first game of the American League Division Series between the Yankees and Minnesota Twins, the MTA is facing something of a logistical challenge. In the past, playoff games have started toward the end of the evening rush, and the MTA never really had to juggle service. This week, though, Metro-North is beefing up its pre-game service, and New York City Transit is rolling out the Nostalgia Train for a ride to the Bronx.

We’ll start with the fun news. At 3:45 p.m., the four-car Lo-V Nostalgia Train will leave Grand Central Terminal en route to the Bronx. It will make all express stops along Lexington Ave. and should arrive at Yankee Stadium at around 4:20 p.m.

To read more about the Nostalgia Train and to find out about the planned increases in Metro-North service to and from Yankee Stadium during the playoffs, click through to Second Ave. Sagas.

Categories : Yankee Stadium
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    These Lo-V cars were first put in service in 1917, six years before the first Yankee Stadium opened its doors. They were retired in the 1960s and have been retrofitted for Nostalgia Train rides. They provide quite the counterpoint to the R142 series cars in use along the 4 line. The ceiling fans and rattan seats are far cries from air conditioners and molded plastic.

    Your ride on the Lo-V car also comes with a free shot of Levodopa to guard you against the Encephalitis lethargica epidemic sweeping the globe, and the lounge car plays “Birth of a Nation” for only 5¢ a viewing.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105

    Love taking the train to the game!

  • yankeegirl49

    I always take the train up, but really don’t care about any nostalgia train or what the train looks like. Just get me there!

    Im heading up there shortly, Yankee Tavern at 4, heading inside about 5:30 first pitch at 6:07…really for a Twins ass kicking!

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  • JMK aka The Overshare

    That’s cute and all, but why not just take the BD?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Because not everyone lives near the Sixth Ave. lines.

      • JMK aka The Overshare


      • JMK aka The Overshare

        By the way, your subway blog is great.