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ajp wrote:with all the talk about the M2/4/6 retirement, what is the future of the M3's?The M3A's are scheduled to be in-service until end of 2021 because all of 416 M9's in the LIRR order go first before Metro North sees the first of its 188 M9A's. And it's going to take 4 years just to churn through the LIRR portion, provided it starts on-time next year. The 3A's are actually scheduled for some light systems refurbishment work to keep them reliable for another 6-7 years. That's how long it's going to take.
F-line to Dudley via Park wrote: Something always ends up running late with any procurement, and LIRR is still getting first dibs on its M3 replacements and every conceivable fleet-padding unit it would ever need on its existing system first before MNRR sees its first car.That's why some have suggested a small group of the M-1s should have stayed for fleet reserve. I would have favored perhaps about 30-50 of the 1973 option order.