Oct. 16, 2015 By Michael Florio
Additional train and bus service will run this weekend as the MTA gears up for the large crowds attending the Mets’ National League Championship Series (NLCS) games 1 and 2 this weekend.
The Mets are set to take on the Cubs both Saturday and Sunday at Citi Field at 8:07 pm.
The MTA will have “special super-express” 7 trains running after the games. The trains are set to depart after the last out, and will stop at 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza, Court Square, and all four stops in Manhattan.
Before the game, MTA New York City Transit’s “Train of Many Colors” will be rolling out to Mets-Willets Point this weekend carrying hundreds of fans to the game. The train will leave 34-Hudson Yards at 6:30 p.m., making express stops to Flushing-Main Street.
The LIRR will provide service every 30 minutes pre and post-game from Citi Field.
Game bound trains will depart Penn Station every 30 minutes starting at 3:48 p.m.
After the game, Penn Station-bound LIRR trains depart Mets-Willets Point at :06 and :36 minutes past the hour through 11:06 p.m. The trains are then schedule to leave at 11:38 p.m., 12:06 a.m. and 1:06 a.m.
Those looking to take the bus can take the Q48 (East Elmhurst/Flushing) to the 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue stop, right in front of Citi Field.
The Q19 (Astoria/Flushing via Astoria Blvd.) and Q66 (Long Island City/Flushing via Northern Blvd) both stop at 126thPlace and Northern Boulevard, four blocks from Citi Field (eastbound) and 126th Street and Northern Boulevard, two blocks from Citi Field (westbound).
The MTA will also provide additional service to Games 6 and 7, if necessary, on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25. Details will depend on the time of the games, but the frequency of the trains would be similar to Game 1 and 2, according to the MTA.