Metro-North Considering Double-Decker Trains

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.

The next major purchase of new cars is scheduled for 2015.

Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live