Japanese Railway Information No.140

JORSA is pleased to announce the release of the new technical information magazine, Japanese Railway Information No.140, around the world.

M-8 Passenger Cars for Metro-North Railroad



The Metro-North Railroad (MNR) is the second largest commuter train operator in the U.S. under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Its main lines – the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven – run northward out of Grand Central Terminal into suburban New York and Connecticut. MNR employed the M-8 multi-system trains to replace part of its EMU fleet and locomotive-hauled passenger trains, and to provide newly introduced through-service operation. Four hundred and eight (408) vehicles, manufactured by companies in Japan and in the United States, were delivered from February 2011 through December 2015. M-8 is a multifunctional train. It is adaptable to three types of power supply systems and having two types of power collection equipment. It is also equipped with two types of safety systems to enable operation on all lines. The M-8 multi-system train, which has improved the ride quality and achieved a dramatic improvement in service levels, is presented below.


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Japanese Railway Information

A Technical information magazine that introducing the Japanese railway system, trains and equipment.

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Introducing the Japanese roling stocks and Japanese rail technologies working overseas.

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JORSA Railway Photo Gallery

A gallery of photos taken by JORSA members.
Each month, the JORSA Secretariat selects the best photograph and posts it here.

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