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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that Long Island Rail Road will provide extra train service direct to Citi Field during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game and related festivities from Sunday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 16.

"This year, New York's very own Citi Field will play host to the greatest ballplayers in the world at the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and we want to make sure fans who use the MTA have as smooth a ride as possible to and from the game," Governor Cuomo said. "The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be ready with added train service for tens of thousands of fans heading to the ballpark to see the All-Stars play. I hope baseball fans will take advantage of this increased service by leaving their cars at home and taking the Long Island Rail Road to see the All-Star Game."

LIRR Port Washington Branch trains will provide service every half-hour- and more frequently when necessary -- to Mets-Willets Point Station to get fans to and from the events leading up to and including the 84th MLB All-Star Game. Fans traveling from Long Island on other LIRR branches can reach Citi Field by changing at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium, where the best players from the National League and American League will square off Tuesday night.

The extra LIRR service is in addition to MTA New York City Transit's fast and frequent service to Citi Field on the 7 subway train, which will be supplemented with extra trains when necessary. The other events at Citi Field are the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday and All-Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby on Monday.

The LIRR and MTA New York City Transit subway and buses are also ready to serve those traveling to other MLB All-Star Game activities. NYC Transit's 7 train operates to Mets-Willets Point Station right next to Citi Field and will provide special super-express 7 trains after the last out of the Home Run Derby and All Star Game, with trains stopping at 61st St.-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza, Court Square, 42nd St. Grand Central, 5th Avenue-Bryant Park and Times Square-42nd St.

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