The Huskies head to Madison Square Garden to face Iowa State in the Sweet 16 today and Metro-North is adding an extra New Haven Line train to accommodate UConn fans traveling to the city.
The additional train will depart New Haven at 4:15 p.m. Friday. It’s scheduled to stop in Bridgeport at 4:36 p.m. and will arrive at Grand Central Terminal at 6 p.m., according to a release from Gov. Dannel Malloy's office.
If needed, extra cars will also be added to other trains leaving New Haven between 2 and 5 p.m. Friday, particularly the 3:50 p.m. departure.
Fans should avoid the 4:21 p.m. train from New Haven, as there will be no extra room, according to the release.
Cars will be added to New Haven-bound trains leaving New York between 9:30 and 11:22 p.m. Friday to bring fans home after the game.
“Both UConn Huskies basketball teams are again taking the NCAA tournament by storm and gaining the nation’s attention. There will no doubt be a large contingent of Connecticut fans traveling to New York City to cheer for the men on Friday,” said Malloy, in a statement. “It’s time to turn MSG into a home game for our Huskies.”
Metro-North is encouraging fans to purchase round-trip tickets before boarding the train and will bring in additional ticket sellers Friday afternoon.