Announcements to be Played on 7 Trains
Mets Fans Encouraged to Download the SNY App to “Stream the Stretch”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) teamed up with SNY Mets television analysts Keith Hernandez, Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and to record a series of fun audio announcements that will be played on trains. The recorded announcements began playing this week for tens of thousands of riders, providing customers with wayfinding information, subway rules, and safety tips, while also thanking them for riding with the MTA.
The announcements are scheduled to run through the New York Mets’ final home game on Oct. 5.
“As the Mets roll towards the playoffs, fans are flocking to the train because it’s the fastest, safest, most convenient way to get to and from the game,” said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. “Having Gary, Keith and Ron join the NYC Transit team is exciting for us and gives Mets fans familiar voices to hear on their way to Citi Field.”
“As the playoffs get closer, the excitement is building for Mets fans,” said Sandy Alderson, New York Mets President. “Everyone can avoid the traffic on their way to the game by taking a bus or the train. I’m a regular subway rider to and from Citi Field and public transit is what keeps New York moving.”
“We thought it was kind of cool that our voices would be on the subway. I know that when I lived in the city that was my preferred mode of transportation,” said Keith Hernandez, SNY Mets Television Analyst and First Baseman for the 1986 World Series Champion Mets. “There's going to be postseason, and hopefully it'll go into November. And what better way for fans to come to the ballgame than on the subway with a bunch of cars full of Mets fans sharing the excitement of going to the ballgame together.”
“With thousands of Mets fans using the train to get to Citi Field, it’s great for customers to hear these legendary voices lend a helping hand on their trip,” said MTA Acting Chief Customer Officer Shanifah Rieara. “Gary, Keith and Ron have guided Mets fans through the baseball season for years and now they’ll help 7 line subway riders make their way around New York.”
“The MTA is thrilled to have SNY’s championship level television broadcast team help us keep our customers informed,” said New York City Transit Senior Vice President of Subways Demetrius Crichlow. “With a subway line that takes fans right to Citi Field, mass transit is the best way to get to events all over New York.”
More New Yorkers are using the subway and buses to get to their destination. On Sept. 13, the subway and buses carried 5,030,00 riders. The subway alone carried 3,610,000 riders.
On Sept. 13, on the commuter rails, the LIRR surpassed 200,000 riders on a weekday for the second consecutive week, carrying 200,200 riders. Metro-North Railroad carried a record 180,200 riders that same day, surpassing the railroad's previous record set on Sept. 7 of 179,600.
SNY and the MTA have also teamed up to inform riders they can “Stream the Stretch.” Fans can stream the Mets anytime, anywhere, on any device with the SNY app as they head down the September stretch with their eyes on the postseason. Throughout the regular baseball season, all SNY Mets programming including pre- and post-game coverage will be live on the SNY app. The free SNY app is available to download on iOS, Android, tvOS, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku.
Here are details of game-day service to Citi Field:
New York City Subway and Buses
The Mets-Willets Point station is in front of Citi Field on Roosevelt Avenue near 126th Street. Fans can always take either the local or the express train to reach Mets-Willets Point.
The Q48 bus stops at 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, right in front of Citi Field. Customers can use the real-time bus ridership tracking feature on the MYmta app before boarding.
Customers can use the MTA’s contactless fare payment system OMNY to get to the games. Every tap to and from Citi Field is another step closer to the “Lucky 13” feature where, starting with the 13th ride of each week from Monday to Sunday, every additional ride on subway or buses is free for the rest of that week.
Long Island Rail Road
The LIRR provides direct service to the Mets-Willets Point station all season long via the Port Washington Branch, just a 19-minute ride from Penn Station. Citi Field is just 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington. Fans traveling from Long Island on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium.
Access-A-Ride paratransit has a designated stop at Citi Field located at 41 Seaver Way (126th St and 37th Ave), south of the BullPen Gate in the Passenger Loading Zone (second cut out) directly in front of the AMWAY awning. Customers have ample shelter and a clear sight line of 126th Street from BullPen Gate.
To book a trip customers can call (877)-337-2017, use MyAAR or the MYmta app. Please see here for further information: https://www.mlb.com/mets/ballpark/disability-access-guide#accessmap
Mets fans from the Bronx, the northern New York suburbs or Connecticut can catch any Metro-North train to Grand Central and transfer to the 7 train to Citi Field.
New York Transit Museum
Fans can travel to home games in style with the New York Transit Museum Store’s Train to the Game Collection that includes tees, hats, magnets, mugs and more.
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