‘Quiet Cars’ Debut On Long Island Rail Road

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Commuters on the Long Island Rail Road can now choose a quieter ride.

As of this morning, the LIRR rolled out its “Quiet Car” pilot program.

Four morning and six evening trains running between Far Rockaway and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn have a designated quiet car.

Passengers are asked not to talk on cell phones and to turn off the sound on any electronic devices.

Talking isn’t prohibited, but passengers are asked to speak in subdued tones.

NJ TRANSIT and Metro-North already have quiet cars.

Do you support the “quiet car” program? Sound off in our comments section.

  • Jimmy

    it wouldn’t be necessary if people would just show common courtesy and use common sense.

  • bullett

    If it doesn’t work out, there’s always the I-Phone / I-Pod where one can slip on a set of ear buds or head set and mellow out to some quiet music.

  • John H

    It’s a GREAT idea !!! But LIRR comuters for the most part are to stupid and.or arrogant to let the quiet car ….BE QUIET !!!

  • Bill for NY

    there will definitely be some loud mouths from Long Island that will have an issue understanding the concept that people don’t want to hear their dumb conversation. Loud and rude are common characteristics among some Long Islanders, some really think the world revolves around them. (I am LI’er so have seen this for 10+ years riding dem trains)

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