Updated: Thursday, 16 Dec 2010, 3:49 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 16 Dec 2010, 5:26 AM EST
Fairfield, Conn (WTNH) - As commuters step on to the platform to catch their train they won't be stepping into those new state rail cars anytime soon.
There's another delay, this time because of an electrical glitch in the new M8 rail car communication system. Now, the first of hundreds of cars won't be ready until after the new year or later, and commuters are sick of waiting.
"I've been commuting for 25 years and they should be ashamed of themselves. To come into New York is $350 per month. Jersey has all the new trains. We're almost like a third world country," commuter Kathy Bennett from Fairfield said.
Governor Rell wanted the M8's up and running this month. The state ordered 342 of the cushy new cars for the New Haven commuter line four years ago. Then, finally in November, the media got to test ride the M8's and Governor Rell announced the cars would be in service within weeks.
"From what I understand the Governor said we're not going to get a raise in our commuting prices until those new trains are in, so i'm okay with it. If that's the case these trains are fine and I'll pay what i'm paying," Alex Levy from Fairfield said.
"Nothing really changes. They should really change the name to 'We'll get you there eventually'," East Norwalk commuter Jim Cooman said.