Interesting story about Metra dealing with fleet shortages and growing ridership...
Does the stats that Metra posts in their Budget Book show where the problem trains are?
Is there a reasonable short term fix that can help Metra such as purchasing outside equipment?
For example will the Caltrain gallery car fleet be available once that route is electrified and gets
replaced by EMU cars? Are there any more worthwhile former Metra gallery cars still available
similar to the cars that were brought back from MARC?
In the long term would Metra consider the design of a new bilevel car type such as a Bombardier
or Kawasaki car (GO Transit and MBTA types respectively) or will they stay with gallery cars?
For Metra over time it made sense to stay with gallery cars since they all could be compatible.
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS