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Number Of M-8s In Service Rises

An M-8 rail car rolls out - Rye, NY - Feb 8, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

An M-8 rail car rolls out – Rye, NY – Feb 8, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

RYE, NY (CBSNewYork) - There is some good news for those who ride the New Haven Line every day.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

It will be years before the fleet is completely replaced, but Metro-North and the Connecticut DOT have 78 of the new M-8 coaches.

58 of them are in daily service, representing more than 24 percent of daily trains.

In Rye, there is an understanding that you’d probably lose a bet that the next train is a new one.

“They’re very nice. They’re a lot nicer than these old bags of bolts,” said one rider.

On many trains it still seems like a squeeze, in 24 of these new coaches are running in trains that are only six cars long.

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