First season a success for Yankee Stadium Metro-North stop


The ridership numbers are in for the new Metro-North Yankees/E. 153rd St. station, and officials at the commuter rail are pleased with the results. During the regular season, ridership levels averaged 2800 per weekday game and 4000 per weekend game. Those numbers reached 4800 per game for the playoffs and peaked for Game 6 of the World Series with over 6000 fans turning to Metro-North last Wednesday. “Overall, for the first season, the results are very good. It is a big success,” Howard Permut, president of Metro-North, said. For more on this station’s first season in operation and my thoughts on why ridership was lower than initially projected, check out my coverage at Second Ave. Sagas.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium


  1. tom says:

    u guys update so much more than lohud now. it must b bc pete ab is gone. u wuld think 3 guys at lohud wuld post more than just disappointed

  2. Including the playoffs, I went to about 25 games, and used the MTA about 20 of those, and LOVED IT!

    Super easy, running trains every hour pregame, and post-game they were constantly running.

    Didn’t have to worry about parking, or have a few extra brews.

    I recommend it to anyone, and 9 times outta 10 would take the train!

  3. jsbrendog says:

    my friend took it 3 times for games we went to including game 1 of the alcs and each time it got him there in time for the first pitch. we msised national anthem and roll call from the bleachers but when all was said and done were there for the important stuff.

  4. 28 next year says:

    48000? I think you meant 4800.

    Just a little correction, sorry.

  5. steve s says:

    It really is an excellent way to go to the game and the bonus is comparatively clean bathrooms in each car with no waiting!!!

  6. Pete says:

    Does anyone take the train from up in CT? I live up near New Haven and was curious how muchg switching, if any, I had to do to get to the new MTA stop outside the Stadium…

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