New M8 cars notwithstanding, Shoreline East’s future not bright

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past week about Shore Line East finally adding M8 cars to its service. While this is good news, the railroad’s future is not bright.

When started in May of 1990, Shore Line East trains from Old Saybrook to New Haven began as an alternative to I-95 and pending construction of the new Q Bridge in New Haven. Initially the service was one way… westbound in the morning rush hour and back east in the afternoon.

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