CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: May 28, 2008||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
Fax: (860) 594-3066
Connecticut Department of Transportation
& Metro-North Railroad Offer Next
To View New M-8 Mock-up Rail Car Interior
Customer Input Sought on the Newly Designed Interior
The State of
The mock-up will be opened to customers on Thursday, May 29 in the “drop off” along the
The interior mock up is 27 feet long by 11-1/2 feet high by 9-1/2 feet deep, and weighs 16,825 pounds. Inside the stainless steel container is a recreation of an M-8 interior, with its red, beige and yellow color scheme. Highlights include high-back seating, a distinctive vestibule area, luggage racks, bathroom, and other amenities.
The M-8 interior also features convenience outlets at every row of seats, seat arm rests in a loop style, and enhanced flip-down seating that easily and quickly converts to a spacious
The M-8 prototypes are scheduled to arrive for testing the second half of 2009. The current schedule calls for the state to receive 10 rail cars per month starting spring of 2010. The delivery of new M-8 rail cars will take until mid-2012 for completion of the entire 300 car order.
The interior “mock-up” was built by Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., the M-8 rail fleet manufacturer in
Come View on Thursday, May 29, 2008
Stewart B. McKinney
Drop Off Area –
Rail Customers may view mock-up from
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
& 4:00 p .m. – 7:00 p.m.
For further information contact:
Judd Everhart at 860-594-3062 or Kevin Nursick at 860-594-3003