Monday, July 15, 2013

LIRR, NYCT boost service for All-Star Game

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Two Metropolitan Transportation Authority properties, the Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit, are offering more train service to and from Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., as Major League Baseball's New York Mets host the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16.

LIRR Port Washington Branch trains will provide service every half-hour, and possibly more often when necessary, through Tuesday evening, the railroad said. Fans traveling from Long Island on other LIRR branches can reach Citi Field by changing at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from Citi Field, LIRR said.

A special LIRR timetable for the Port Washington Branch incorporating the changes is available here.

At the same time, subway service on MTA-NYCT's No. 7 line also will be increased as needed, officials said.

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be ready with added train service for tens of thousands of fans heading to the ballpark to see the All-Stars play," said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "I hope baseball fans will take advantage of this increased service by leaving their cars at home and taking the Long Island Rail Road to see the All-Star Game."

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