NJ Transit Expands Quiet Cars To Hoboken Trains

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NJ Transit riders are pretty vocal about the “quiet commute” program in which riders refrain from cellphone calls and mute their electronic devices.

The nation’s third largest transit system will expand the program to trains that serve Hoboken Terminal beginning June 1.

The expansion means NJ Transit will offer quiet cars during the morning and evening rush on all lines except Atlantic City, where peak periods are not defined.

Metro-North will also include the rush-hour only quiet car on Port Jervis and Pascack Valley trains.

Metro-North President Howard Permut says the agency might expand the program to the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines if commuters in Orange and Rockland counties like it.   

Do you like the “quiet commute” program? Let us know in our comments section…

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  • Ashley Monteiro

    Quiet car is good but NJT service is horrendous. Quiet car doesn’t make up for the lousy service.


    This is a blessing. I sat between two women who got on at Riverdale and talked and talked about nothing…. I had to ask them to please keep it down, I really didn’t want to hear about her female problems and her depressed son, they looked at me like I had two heads. Some people think that the train car is an extention of their living room. NOT!!! PLEASE METRONORTH, SAVE US…WE NEED THE QUIET CAR NOW

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