Going to See the Mets? Be Sure to Take the Train to the Game

What's the best way to get out to Citi Field? Why, the subway of course, and who better to deliver that message than Mr. Met? The outsized team mascot joined MTA Chairman Jay Walder at Grand Central/42nd Street to launch a 2011 partnership that encourages fans to take the train to the game starting on Opening Day and all season long.

Fans who attend weekend games benefit from the availability of additional service to most games. And don't forget, there's express service back to Manhattan after weekday 7 pm games as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

"As a loyal Mets fan, I'm glad the MTA has been able to partner with the New York Mets to promote public transportation as the best way to head to Citi Field," Chairman Walder said. "I remind fans that taking the train to the game remains the quickest and least expensive way to get to the game. It's Amazin'!"

The MTA's commuter railroads also offer fast and convenient service to Citi Field. The Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch from Penn Station or Woodside has half-hourly service and the ride from Manhattan is just 16 minutes. For fans traveling from counties north of the city, all Metro-North trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines connect with the No. 7 at Grand Central Terminal.

Later this season, customers will be able to purchase special "Train to the Game" MetroCards which will be available from station booths and MetroCard vending machines (MVMs) throughout the system.

The campaign promoting mass transit to the game will be supported by the Mets through in-stadium messaging and some external media.