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Extra Metro-North train to run today for UConn basketball fans

By Judy Benson

Publication: theday.com

Published March 29. 2014 3:00PM   Updated March 30. 2014 12:33AM

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Saturday announced that Metro-North Railroad will run a special, extra New Haven Line train on Sunday to accommodate the University of Connecticut men's basketball fans expected to travel to New York City for the NCAA tournament game at Madison Square Garden.

"With another great win last night, I have no doubt that thousands of Husky fans will be heading down to the Garden on Sunday to show their support," Malloy said in a news release. "Another win, and our next stop will be the Final Four."

The special train – the "Huskies Fan Express" – will depart from New Haven's Union Station at 10:40 a.m. and will make just three intermediate stops before arriving at Grand Central Terminal at 12:23 p.m. The train will stop at West Haven at 10:45 a.m., Bridgeport at 11:03 a.m., and Harlem-125th Street at 12:10 p.m.

For the return trip, the train will be ready and waiting at Grand Central to depart as needed based on what time the game ends and fans arrive at Grand Central.

UConn games at the Garden have historically drawn big crowds from the Bridgeport and New Haven areas, and many of the fans take Metro-North to the games. Fans are urged to buy round-trip tickets at their boarding station.

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