What are the shortest and longest trains that can be run on Metro North?
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NH2060 wrote:Nope. I don't think the Stamford-New Canaan shuttles have had a train shorter than 4-5 cars in about 10 years or so.In October 2009 I rode a Stamford-New Canaan shuttle that was comprised of a single M6 triplet (9016-9067-9017).
ST214 wrote:No more 2 car New Canaan EMU train?The New Canaan shuttle hasnt run with 2 car sets (at least regularly) in AT LEAST 15 years, going back to when Stamford's configuration was rebuilt. I am amazed that this belief still continues to be posted on here!
DutchRailnut wrote:no the new canaan line had restriction to two car minimum for signal system, rest of mn 4 cars (MU) is minimumMakes sense since MU territory rarely falls below that demand threshold and the ops practice of always having 2 MU's so one can push if the other craps out makes deuces moot in practical application.