Category Archives: M8

Where are the New M8 Cars?

The elusive M8 Every time I get bummed out about commuting–usually for about 48 minutes in the morning five days a week, then again in the evening for about 42 minutes–I thank my lucky stars I don’t ride the New … Continue reading

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Bar Cars Reportedly Rolling to a Stop Once Again

Metro-North doesn’t seem to envision bar cars in its future, reports the NY Times, which says it looks unlikely those bygone-era relics will fit into the long-awaited rollout of the M8 cars on the New Haven Line last this year. … Continue reading

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New Haven Line Won’t See M8 Cars Till Mid-2010

If riders on the beleaugured New Haven Line were hoping to slide their fannies into the slick new seats of the glimmering M8 cars this year, they’re out of luck–and will remain tethered to the dreaded catenary wires for at … Continue reading

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Oh, Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Who rides the M8 bus anymore? Funny you should ask. In fact, the ill-fated M8 bus’s riders include an Elle editor, an artist/author, a kid named Woolfie, a drunk guy in a wheelchair and the Doughnut People all ride the … Continue reading

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Delay For M8 Cars on New Haven Line?

The new edition of Metro-North mouthpiece Mileposts, on seats this morning, has an italicized sentence buried fairly deep in a story about the railroad’s 94% customer satisfaction rating. “The arrival of our M8s next year should improve your experience–and our … Continue reading

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New M-8 On Display at GCT

If you’re sitting on a Metro-North car tomorrow afternoon, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and it’s a really nice car with headrests and electrical outlets and bathrooms that, if you close your eyes, you don’t even realize … Continue reading

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A Peek Inside the New M8 Cars

Our Metro-North blogger brethren StationStops has some very well-produced video taken at the New Haven Metro-North station that offers a glimpse inside the futuristic M8 cars that are slated to pop up on the New Haven Line next year. StationStops … Continue reading

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