— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on July 12 at 9:46AM

Subway_7trainWhen Citi Field construction began, thousands of parking spaces at Shea disappeared.

The Mets and NYC impored fans to take mass transit to games, and promised that additional subway and LIRR service would be added.

Of course, that never happened. Until tonight.

According to AMNY, Express 7 trains will arrive on the middle track every six minutes at the Shea stop shortly after the game ends and will continue to run for about an hour.

Transit is also ramping up local service. More local and eight express trains will arrive every six minutes.

Ridership overall this year increased by 18 percent, compared to the same time last year, transit official said. The boost and "minimal cost" due to extra game trains already on the track all pointed at making the change.

"This is clearly a time to look at it, test it and do it," said transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges. "You can't argue with the numbers."

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