Officials announced Wednesday that the so-called Yankees-East 153rd Street station will open for business on May 23, and they hope they will entice fans to leave their cars at home.
"There'll be frequent service. It'll be fast," says Metro-North President Howard Permut. "You don't have to worry about any of the hassles or any of the concerns - 'There may be traffic, I have to leave a half-hour early.' You will get here when the train says you are getting here."
As we pointed out back in January, the Yankees are offering the service for only one more dollar than the regular fare to Grand Central Station. In other words, if you are traveling from Connecticut to Yankee Stadium, you will pay a dollar more to travel less distance. That being said, the convenience this will provide for Yankee fans living near the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines will be well worth the extra dollar.
The official announcement from the MTA can be found here.