Yankees Join Bloomberg for Metro North Opening
Thursday, May 21, 2009
New York, NY —
Yankee's pitcher David Cone and catcher Jorge Posado joined Mayor Bloomberg for today's unveiling of the new Metro North station at Yankee Stadium. The station is a 10 minute ride from Grand Central and provides express service to and from Poughkeepsie and New Haven. The mayor says the Yankees have that over the Mets.
BLOOMBERG: Going out to Citifield the number 7 line does have a lot of stops, you can take basically an express on the Lex, or the ultimate express, one stop to here on Metro North.
MAYOR: The $91 million project was completed in two years and was built over existing railway lines. The city contributed $ 39 million hoping it will boost the local community.
The first train to the new Yankees, East 153rd Street Station leaves Grand Central on Saturday at 5:58 am.