Let the Nostalgia Train get you to the Mets game as New York City prepares to ‘Shea’ goodbye to Shea Stadium. On Sunday, September 28, New York City Transit will roll out its vintage Nostalgia Train along the 7 line in commemoration of the final regular season home game at Shea.
Fans, along with NYC Transit officials, will board the 7 train from the 42nd Street/Times Square Station shortly after 11 a.m. and arrive at Willets Point/Shea Stadium at around 12 noon. A fitting way to pay tribute to the long standing stadium and the train that serviced it for 44 years.
“What better way to soak in the nostalgia of the final game at Shea than to take a nostalgic ride on the original train that serviced Mets fans when the stadium first opened in 1964,” said Paul Fleuranges, VP of Corporate Communications for NYC Transit. “We’re proud to give the older generation of Met fans an opportunity to show the younger generation what it was really like to take the train to the game.”
Upon arrival at the stadium, Nostalgia Train riders will be treated to the sound of music, as musicians from The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Music Under New York program perform live. Mr. Met will also be on site to greet fans and pose for pictures. And, be on the lookout for free MetroCard® and Z-map giveaways, and stop by Transit’s MetroCard Van to purchase a MetroCard for the ride home.
For customized subway and bus directions to the stadium and other locations, use Trip Planner at www.tripplanner.mta.info.
Note: This event will be canceled in the event of a Mets rain out.
Photo from Carl's NY Mets Web Page