New travel option coming to Yankee Stadium in 2009

Bronx officials flanked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Eliot Spitzer broke ground Friday on a new Metro-North station near Yankee Stadium. Officials say the E. 153rd station is a win-win situation

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2007, 5:38 PM

Updated 6,209 days ago

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Bronx officials flanked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Eliot Spitzer broke ground Friday on a new Metro-North station near Yankee Stadium.
Officials say the E. 153rd station is a win-win situation for everyone. Elliot Sander, CEO of the MTA, says it is estimated that 6,000 to 10,000 fans per game will travel to Yankee Stadium via Metro-North. He says the new station will provide suburban fans with the option to leave their cars at home and take the train.
The mayor hopes the addition of Metro-North in the area will mean fewer cars. He says the area could use less congestion because of the poor air quality.
The new Metro-North station is expected to be up and running in time for the 2009 season.


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