Metro-North fire impacting service to Yankee Stadium

RISP FAIL: The Culprits
'I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning the bench'

A late-morning fire at the 138th St. Lift Bridge that spans the Harlem River had shuttered all Metro-North service to and from Grand Central. As of twenty minutes ago, however, commuter trains are again servicing Manhattan but with 15-minute residual delays. For Yankee Stadium-bound customers, trains will be operating on or close to schedule prior to this evening’s game, but fans are advised to leave extra travel time to and from the game tonight.

RISP FAIL: The Culprits
'I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning the bench'
  • Kiersten

    I don’t understand why people take Metro North to Yankee Stadium from Grand Central when they can just take the 4.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      I don’t think many — if anyone — does, but the service exists.

    • Andrew

      You can drink on the Metro North trains? They have padded seats? That is quite a stretch to justify some wastefully-spent commuter $

      • Kiersten

        Eh, you can drink on the subway too.

        I mean, not that I would ever do that or anything…

        • JGS

          I sat next to a guy brownbagging it on the 2 yesterday. At 1130AM.

          • Chris

            It was probably just iced tea.

    • CBean

      I think it’s less of that than some people still go to Grand Central and take the 4 from there instead of going directly to the Yankee Stadium stop.

  • larryf

    More folks arriving late will miss Donnie and Joe!

  • Mike M

    Is the service going to be affected for Tuesday’s game?

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Nope. It was mostly fine for tonight as well, but MNR is now running on schedule.