Poll: Connecticut Bids Farewell To Metro-North Bar Cars This Week

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Connecticut and Metro-North will retire the last four bar cars on the New Haven line this week.
Connecticut and Metro-North will retire the last four bar cars on the New Haven line this week. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A long-standing tradition of rail commuting on the New Haven Line will become a thing of the past when Metro-North retires the last four bar cars this week, according to PIX 11. 

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Will you miss the bar cars on Metro-North?

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Will you miss the bar cars on Metro-North?

  • Absolutely - they are my favorite

    33%
  • Yes, the bar car is a big tradition in Fairfield County

    35%
  • No, I'm glad to have the new train cars instead

    12%
  • Nope, I can grab a drink before I board the train

    5%
  • Never used them

    16%
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The bar cars began to diminish as Connecticut and Metro-North began phasing in the new M8 rail cars which offer larger, more comfortable seating. As a result more commuters turned to the platform kiosks to purchase their ride home beverages, PIX 11 reported. 

All may not be lost, however. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has asked M8 manufacturer Kawasaki to provide an estimate on retrofitting several of the new cars, PIX 11 said. 

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I'm so sad. My wife and I met in the Bar Car -- 25 years ago!