You may recall our conflicted feelings about the new M-8 rail cars on the Metro-North Red Line.
Your chances of riding a cleaner, more comfortable | more sterile, computer-voice train between Connecticut and Grand Central just increased. Metro-North and the State of Connecticut added more new cars to the New Haven Line.
As of Monday, 78 new cars are operating on the line — enough to cover about 24% of regular weekday rides. The new M-8 railcars will cover an even higher percent of weekend travelers.
It will be years, though, before the entire existing fleet is replaced. There are a total of 380 new cars on order. More sticky floors to enjoy for years to come.