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Bar Cars Returning To Metro-North's New Haven Line

Bar Cars Returning To Metro-North's New Haven Line

 

Metro-North's bar cars are likely to return to the railroad's New Haven Line, to the delight of the loyalist, well-dressed New York City business community known for commuting home to Fairfield County and looking for a drink on the way.

Ten of the 60 new M-8 rail cars the state plans to purchase will be converted into bar cars, which developed a small but fierce following before they were retired in 2014. The wood-paneled 1970s-era cars offered up cheap beer and conversation – a way to unwind after a long day working in the city.

The first of the new bar cars — which evoke a much more modern feel — will go into service in 2019. Gov. Dannel P....

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