New Countdown clocks on N Y City subways

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New Countdown clocks on N Y City subways
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 18, 2017 2:37 AM

From Randy Glucksman:

ust in case you have not seen the newest countdown clocks.  I took this at Fulton St. (formerly Broadway-Nassau) yesterday afternoon.
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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:32 AM

Ride Metro-North and the 'Nostalgia Special' to Catch the Yankees Battle for the American League Championship

Railroad Offers Frequent Game Night 'Yankee Clipper' Service to Yankee Stadium
Do the New York Yankees have a shot at winning their 28th World Series title? Find out when the Bronx Bombers battle the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium for the American League Championship on October 16 at 8 p.m. Customers should check the New York Yankees website to confirm the game start time on October 17, and the start time for a possible third game on October 18.
Metro-North schedules for the American League Championship Series game trains are here:  Schedules for game trains are also available on the Metro-North Train Time app for iPhone and Android.
Riding Metro-North Railroad is a fast, convenient way to catch the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. Customers can take Metro-North’s special “Yankee Clipper” direct service to the Stadium on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, as well as continuous shuttle service before, during and after the game from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street.
Departing from Grand Central Terminal, customers can also make the trip to Yankee Stadium the old-fashioned way, on the “Nostalgia Special,” a vintage IRT subway train that first hit the rails a few years before the original stadium first opened its doors. The “Nostalgia Train” leaves Grand Central Terminal’s northbound express track one hour before game time.
While Metro-North serves the Yankees-E. 153rd Street station 365 days a year with local Bronx service on the Hudson Line, the railroad offers extra service on all three of its east of Hudson lines for game days. The ALCS games are served by special Yankee Clipper trains that offer direct service to the stadium from as far away as Poughkeepsie, Southeast, and New Haven.
The “Nostalgia Special’s” rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows reflect back to an earlier age of subway travel. The train, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, began service in 1917, serving customers for more than five decades before they were retired in the 1960s. Rolled out for the occasional special service assignment, the train serves as a splendid illustration of just how far rapid transit car design and technology has advanced over the past 100 years.
After leaving Grand Central, the four-car “Nostalgia Special” runs non-stop to 161st Street-Yankee Stadium, making the trip in about 30 minutes.
Additional service will be provided for the capacity crowds of more than 52,000 fans expected to attend the game.  As a reminder, fans can always take the bd or 4train to 161 St-Yankee Stadium (b during rush hours only). After all games, trains are queued along the center track of the Jerome and Concourse Lines and then called into 161 St-Yankee Stadium and filled one by one until the last Manhattan-bound customers are on their way.
Metro-North Railroad Game Day Service Details
Avoid the crush of game day traffic and expensive parking fees and enjoy an easy one-ticket ride on Metro-North to Yankees-E. 153rd Street station, which is less than a 10-minute walk from the station.
From all ALCS games, Metro-North’s special game trains are timed to depart 20-45 minutes after the last out. All Metro-North trips to or from the stadium on any line can be made with just one ticket, whether you ride a direct train or change trains at Harlem-125th Street. Metro-North encourages customers to purchase tickets using MTA eTix, the Railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy tickets on their mobile device -- anytime, anywhere.
Be sure to keep your ticket with you as ticket collectors will be posted at the Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station mezzanine level.
You must purchase a peak ticket if part of your trip is during peak travel time (between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.). However, if you are traveling on the Harlem or New Haven lines and transferring at Harlem-125th Street or Grand Central Terminal during peak hours, you can purchase an off-peak ticket between your boarding station and Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station.
Monthly and weekly East of Hudson ticket holders on the Harlem and New Haven lines, as well West of Hudson ticket holders on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines, may travel between Grand Central Terminal and Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station at no extra charge. These tickets are also good for travel between the outlying station and Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station at no extra charge.

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