Metro-North's bar cars

The M-2 bar cars on Metro-North's New Haven Line are the last cars with bars service in any commuter line in the United States (LIRR still has some trains with "mobile bar carts" during peak periods) and the only railroad other than Amtrak to provide cafe/bar service.

The M-2 cars were built by General Electric between 1972-77, jointly purchased by the States of New York and Connecticut. Several of the Connecticut cars in the 8600-series were bar cars.

Timetable for bar car trips
(Weekdays)

Inbound
#1571 departing New Haven 2:52pm, arriving Grand Central 4:42pm
#1573 departing New Haven 3:33pm, arriving Grand Central 5:26pm
#1373 departing Stamford 4:31 pm arriving Grand Central 5:38pm
#1575 departing New Haven 3:52pm, arriving Grand Central 5:46pm
#1579 departing New Haven 4:50pm, arriving Grand Central 6:45pm
#1587 departing New Haven 6:57pm, arriving Grand Central 8:40pm
#1387 departing Stamford 8:03pm arriving Grand Central 9:09pm

Outbound
#1522 departing Grand Central 11:07am, arriving New Haven 12:52pm
#1526 departing Grand Central 12:07pm, arriving New Haven 1:52pm
#1530 departing Grand Central 1:07pm, arriving New Haven 2:52pm
#1334 departing Grand Central 1:37pm, arriving Stamford 2:44pm
#1534 departing Grand Central 2:07pm, arriving New Haven 3:59pm
#1338 departing Grand Central 2:37pm, arriving Stamford 3:44pm
#1456 departing Grand Central 5:23pm, arriving Bridgeport 6:44pm
#1358 departing Grand Central 5:30pm, arriving Old Greenwich 6:26pm
#1462 departing Grand Central 5:48pm, arriving Bridgeport 7:09pm
#1568 departing Grand Central 6:04pm, arriving New Haven 7:44pm
#1770 departing Grand Central 6:08pm, arriving New Canaan 7:12pm
#1368 departing Grand Central 6:15pm, arriving Stamford 7:14pm
#1576 departing Grand Central 7:14pm, arriving New Haven 9:04pm
#1582 departing Grand Central 8:07pm, arriving New Haven 9:58pm
#1586 departing Grand Central 9:07pm, arriving New Haven 10:56pm

Image gallery
Interior
Service counter
M-2 8655
Exterior view