2013-03-27 / Front Page

LIRR Is Best Way To Catch 2013 Mets Baseball

The New York Mets return to Citi Field on Monday, April 1, when they’ll take on the San Diego
Padres at 1:10 p.m. in their 2013 home opener. With speedy, reliable service that lets you avoid
game day traffic and parking fees, the Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Mets home
games. And on weekends, the LIRR is adding 12-13 extra trains on game days to ensure service
every 30 minutes before, during and after the game in each direction.
 
Direct train service to the ballpark is available from Penn Station, Woodside, and all stations on
the Port Washington Branch. Those traveling from Long Island or southern Queens on other
branches can reach Citi Field by changing trains at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the
stadium. Fans from N.Y.C. or New Jersey can board trains at Penn Station, which is just a quick
19 minutes away on the LIRR. The ballpark is just 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes
from Port Washington.  
 
“Our goal is to make you comfortable and put you in a relaxed state of mind before and after the
game,” said LIRR President Helena E. Williams. “If you’re stressed out by traffic tie-ups and
parking fees before the game, or you’re thinking about leaving early to ‘beat the rush,’ then
you’re not necessarily having a great game-day experience. The LIRR can help take all of those
worries away.”
 
Regularly scheduled Port Washington Branch trains will stop at the Mets-Willets Point Station
throughout the regular season for all weeknight and weekday afternoon games, and on weekends,
the LIRR is adding the extra game day service. Schedule summaries valid through the
systemwide timetable change on May 19 are below, and specific train times are available on the
Mets-Willets Point special timetable, available at http://bit.ly/Mets-LIRR (pdf).

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