NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The U.S. women's soccer team will be celebrated for winning the FIFA Women's World Cup with a ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday.
The City of New York recommends anyone attending the parade text USACHAMPS to 692692 to receive important alerts and notifications
Mass transit is advised for all parade goers.
For the best access to the parade route, use one of the following stations:
Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Accessible station on the southbound side only 456
WTC-Cortlandt St Accessible station on the southbound side only 1
Fulton St Accessible station on the southbound side only 23JZ
Wall St 23
Whitehall St / South Ferry Accessible station on the southbound side only RW / 1
The following stations will be crowded before, during and after the parade. The NYPD may close the following stations:
Chambers St-Park Place / WTC Accessible station on the southbound side only 23AC / E
Fulton St Accessible station on the southbound side only 45AC
Wall St 45
Bowling Green Accessible station on the southbound side only 45
Cortlandt St RW
The following NYC Transit and MTA Buses will be subject to detours around the parade route: M9, M15, M15 SBS, M20, M22, M55, M103, SIM1, SIM1c, SIM2, SIM3c, SIM4, SIM4x, SIM4c, SIM5, SIM7, SIM9, SIM15, SIM32, SIM33, SIM33c, SIM34, SIM35, BxM18, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, QM7, QM11, QM25.
Metro-North advises that you purchase roundtrip tickets in advance or by using MTA eTIX from your smartphone. Additional cars will be added in the afternoon for customers traveling back home from Grand Central Terminal.
Long Island Rail Road advises you buy tickets before boarding at ticket windows, LIRR ticket machines or via MTA eTIX. Following the parade, the LIRR will run seven extra trains from Penn Station between 2:22 p.,. and 3:48 p.m. More details on extra trains at this LINK.
Motorists should avoid Lower Manhattan.
The parade will take place along Broadway beginning at Battery Place and West Street and ending at City Hall Plaza with a ceremony.
Avoid Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street from the Hudson River to the East River throughout the day.
The festivities step off at approximately 9:30 a.m.