FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Metro-North Railroad will run a special, extra New Haven Line train on Sunday, March 30, to accommodate fans traveling to the University of Connecticut men’s basketball game in the NCAA tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced.
"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," said Malloy. "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 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 when the game ends and fans arrive at Grand Central.
UConn games at the Garden have historically drawn big crowds from coastal Connecticut, and many of the fans take Metro-North to the games. Fans are urged to buy round trip tickets at their boarding station.
UConn beat Iowa State, 81-76, on Friday at Madison Square Garden. The Huskies take on Michigan State at 2:20 p.m. Sunday.