CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: January 31, 2014
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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
New Milestone: 300th M-8 Rail Car Accepted for Service
The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced another milestone in its rail-car purchase program: 300 of the new M-8 cars have now been accepted for service on the New Haven commuter rail line.
The state has ordered 405 of the sleek new cars made by Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. They have proven extremely popular among commuters. They are being delivered at the rate of about 10 each month, and all 405 should be delivered by the end of the year.
The new M-8 trains now represent more than half of total weekday New Haven main line service (Monday-Friday), and about 80 percent of the service on Saturday and Sunday.
These trains operate during peak and off-peak hours between New Haven, Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.