Yankees Join Bloomberg for Metro North Opening

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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.