Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Haven't seen a Bar Car in a while...

End of an era?


1 comment:

  1. Guess you haven't been paying attention... a few months ago, the bartenders were told that the last bar car would roll out on May 2. I believe they stopped sending out stocked bar cars w/ a bartender the first week of April.
    I've heard that at some point in the future, they are planning on either taking a few of the new M8 cars, removing some seats and retro-fitting them with a bar, possibly on one end of the car OR they will be ordering "blank" M8 cars and creating a bar car from scratch. At best, those plans, if they fly, won't be happening for at least a couple years.
    I'd check with the guys selling beer on the platform and see what they have to say about the whole thing as they are union employees and their jobs are at stake and might have more information on what the future holds. Please post any updates here.

    Yes, for now, it is the end of an era and it was great while it lasted, made many lifelong friends on my commute home. The bar car turned what started out as a murderously long commute into a rollicking happy hour and I am eternally grateful for that.

    Pro tip:
    The Rite Aid in GCT sells beer greatly cheaper than they do on the platform!