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Bar car aboard Metro-North New Haven line train (credit: CBS 2)

‘End Of An Era’ As Metro-North’s Bar Cars Make Final Run

The bar cars, which have been in operation on the New Haven line since 1973, were phased out as the railroad switches its fleet over to the new M-8 cars.

05/09/2014

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North’s Bar Cars Reach End Of The Line

The last of the cars will make their final run on Friday. Metro-North rolled out the bar cars on the New Haven line in the 1970s.

05/07/2014

A Metro-North Railroad M-8 car pulls into Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Last Call For Bar Cars On Metro-North’s New Haven Line

As the New Haven line phases out old trains for the new M-8s, there’s fear this will be the end of the line for bar cars.

01/20/2014

People aboard a Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train in Stamford - Feb. 13, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Metro-North Railroad Service Now Running End-To-End

With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.

02/13/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line departure board at Grand Central Terminal (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New Haven Line Leads In Metro-North Ridership Increase

The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.

01/29/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Ridership Spikes On New Haven Line

Do you think it’s been getting a bit more crowded on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line? It’s not your imagination, reported WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane.

06/08/2012

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Restored In Connecticut Budget Passed By House

Commuters who ride Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line thought they were getting a break, but that is not likely anymore, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/09/2012

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

Number Of M-8s In Service Rises

There is some good news for those who ride the New Haven Line every day.

02/08/2012

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Fares Go Up On The New Haven Line

Tolls went up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Commuters in Connecticut are dealing with a more expensive ride as well.

01/03/2012

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Still A Possibility Despite Union Concessions

Higher fares are always a possibility, but many believed they were off the table for the New Haven Line when the state’s unions decided to play ball in a package of concessions for the state budget.

09/22/2011

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Commuters Sound Off At New Haven Line Fare Hike Hearing

Fares are likely going up on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, but by how much? Commuters got their say at two hearings in Stamford on Tuesday.

08/24/2011

A Metro-North Railroad M-8 car pulls into Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Haven Line Looks To Avoid Winter Breakdowns

It was a tough winter for riders on Metro-North’s New Haven Line and the railroad is taking steps to avoid similar problems this coming winter.

05/19/2011

A Metro-North Railroad M-8 car pulls into Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Rail Cars Make Their Debut On Metro-North Railroad

It’s been a long time coming for Connecticut commuters. The first set of long-awaited new commuter rail cars have begun running on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad.

03/02/2011

A Metro-North train - Stamford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Metro-North Ridership Up, But Service Still Problematic

An increase in ridership on Metro-North Railroad doesn’t make its riders any happier.

02/17/2011

The Cos Cob Metro-North station - Greenwich, CT - Feb 11, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Gov. Malloy Stays On Top Of New Haven Line Problems

It seems that things have gotten better on Metro-North’s New Haven Line this week.

02/11/2011