Ride a vintage subway car to Yankee Stadium for the home opener

March 30, 2023

Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Yankee fans headed to the team’s home opener on Thursday can arrive in the Bronx in style. The New York Transit Museum will run its historic 1917 IRT Lo-V train and the beloved Train of Many Colors from Grand Central-42nd Street to 161st-Street Yankee Stadium. The trains will depart at 11 a.m. sharp, giving eager baseball fanatics plenty of time before the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

Older than the original Yankee Stadium, the Lo-V subway fleet began service in 1917 and ran for more than five decades. According to the museum, more than 1,200 of these cars ran in the system and were some of the last cars owned by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) before the city took over the subway system in 1940.

Riders will enjoy the train’s army-green exterior, quirky rattan seats, ceiling fans, old-school straphangers, and vintage advertisements.

Photo by Marc A. Hermann/ MTA on Flickr

The Lo-V vintage train is scheduled to leave the uptown 4 train platform of Grand Central at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday, with the Train of Many Colors arriving immediately after. Vintage trains will run non-stop on the Lexington Avenue Line, arriving at the South Bronx stadium in about 25 minutes.


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