April 18, 2012
New York's Long Island Railroad and Metro-North increased the number of quiet spaces this month. Despite the new trend, not all riders are able to separate their hectic work lives from their commute.
September 23, 2011
Beginning Oct. 3, a passenger car on every weekday Metrolink train will be designated as a quiet car to ensure peace and quiet for passengers that prefer an almost noiseless commute. The second car away from the locomotive on each train set will be designated as the quiet car.
June 28, 2011
Implemented “quiet zones” on all 13 of its commuter rail lines on Monday. The required quiet time will be imposed during peak commuting hours.
January 11, 2011
Began testing of the “quiet car” concept on Monday, on the first and last cars on the Rock Island rail line. Rules include: No cell phone calls, conversations must be in subdued voices, and electronic devices must be silenced.
January 10, 2011
Passengers debate whether any talking at all should be allowed in the cars. One rider requested that the conductor disable the automated announcements and his work radio, saying it created “unnecessary noise.”
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