Metro-North Railroad Adding ‘Quiet Cars’
NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – Suburban commuters may soon be able to travel in a railroad car where the loudest noise is a subdued conversation.
WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell Reports From Grand Central
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The Metro-North Railroad says that starting with a pilot program next month, 31 rush-hour trains each day will include a “quiet car.”
The railroad says cell phones, music players and other electronic devices will be prohibited unless they can be operated quietly. Headphones will have to be at a volume that cannot be heard by others.
Conversation is OK, but voices must be subdued.
Metro-North, which serves the northern suburbs, says it expects passengers to self-enforce the restrictions.
The railroad says a similar pilot program on its Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines was well-received and has been expanded to all rush-hour trains.
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