Metro-North Considering Double-Decker Trains

Metro-North (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS ) — Riders of the Metro-North may be seeing double in a few years.

The railroad is considering double-decker coaches for the Harlem and Hudson lines to ease overcrowding — particularly durin rush hour, according to a report in the New York Times.

Two-level trains cost the same as single-level models but carry one-third more passengers.

Metro-North says the taller trains could be designed to fit the clearance of the tunnel to Grand Central Terminal.

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