Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by GojiMet86
Per the FB group The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad, the new M8 have arrived: 9430, 9431, 9436, and 9437.
  by GojiMet86
Per the FB group The Unofficial Metro-North Railroad, the following new M8 have arrived:

  by GojiMet86
Does anyone know the official numbers and their model year (or year built) of the new M8? Looking at the TTMG Insider Guide roster, it seems that 9422-9443 and 9701-9738 are the 60 new units, but I need confirmation. Last I checked, that 60 matches with what Metro-North optioned some years back. Also, are all the new units owned by the MTA?
  by Jeff Smith
Still coming. Anyone know how many left? Status?
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  by R36 Combine Coach
A saga that began in 2005 finally is complete. That year the appropriations and bonds for the purchase of the new cars was considered and approved by the General Assembly with an estimated cost (CT share only, 65/35 split with NY) of $675 million (2005 value), with additional fare increases between 2012 and 2018 to pay off the new cars. The base order was completed in 2015, followed by options for SLE and fleet/capacity expansion.
  by SeanW
Will the MTA/CTDOT need more M8 cars for the planned service via the Hells Gate line to Penn Station?
  by Jeff Smith
I believe that’s what these cars were for, plus Shore Line East. I do wonder how many trainsets Penn Access service will require.