Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by Jeff Smith
There is basically now an information drought on Yankee Clipper service. Basically, all the MTA Info site is good for is "take the train, the subway, or bus. There are no schedules on the site like they used to have (PDF) telling you when the Yankee Clipper runs, for which games, when they run after the game, and so on. They just tell you to go to the app and use the trip planner. The Mets service page is the same except for specific information (station name, subway line, etc.).

  by Traingeek3629
Ideally, someone who hasn't taken a train in their life should be able to google "train to Yankees" and see their schedule within a click or two. Instead, they have to use the MTA's awful trip planner (if you do the "arrive by" function, it shows you only trains arriving after the specified time). Or, they can download their app, which uses both location and a ton of data and battery.

Admittedly, the app is very functional for a new user, with the exception of postgame Yankee trains. Still, way more difficult than it should be.

Loads look pretty much the same as last year.

Harlem: 150 weekday, 210 weekend (rough averages)
New Haven: 400 weekday. 550 on the NH inbound and 250 on the Stamford inbound weekends.
Hudson: a lot. I calculated it one weekend and it was about 1200 from a few inbounds and some shuttles.
  by Traingeek3629
Jeff, I saw your post in the other thread. I found it interesting that the highest ridership (by percentage) was for a weekday game, when only one train runs on the New Haven and the Hudson doesn't have a clipper. The weekend runs are usually jammed. I'll see for myself on Thursday, I suppose.
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