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From what I know of they don't. I don't think they will be ordering any either.

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Metro-North does not currently run bi-levels.

 

There was a proposal back in August of last year by Bombardier to build bi-level cars (same cars that are currently being delivered to NJ Transit) for new express service from Connecticut to Penn Station. Bombardier claimed that they could deliver the cars by 2008. The proposal has been rejected.

 

On another note, I've once read that the bi-levels could fit in the Park Avenue tunnels, but only on the inner tracks.

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So Metro North running them are out of the question. I wonder if the Park Avenue tunnels would be upgraded for future bilevel use.

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I doubt it,the only way I see bi-levels running on a Metro-North Train is if one of NJ Transit's Multi-Level cars find they way over to the Hoboken Division(which they will eventually) and end up running on a Port Jervis or Spring Valley Run

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On another note, I've once read that the bi-levels could fit in the Park Avenue tunnels, but only on the inner tracks.

 

I believe that's for the LIRR Bi-Levels in the Park ave tunnels. The tunnel walls are rounded and the sides and roof of the LIRR Bi-Levels are square. The NJT Bi-Levels are rounded on the top so they would fit. The other problem is the clearance of overpasses in the Bronx. MNRR hasn't tested any clearances for bi-levels yet but the Park Ave tunnel shouldn't be a problem with the NJT design. Any Bi-Levels on MNRR might take awhile, seeing MNRR is still waiting for a final design and testing for the M-8's.

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