Shh!! Quiet Cars Coming to Metro North


This is great news. You no longer have to listen to one side of someone else’s loud cellphone convo on the train while you’re desperate to just quietly read the paper. Or hear yourself think.

Metro-North Railroad says beginning April 2, every peak hour train will have a quiet car.

The Quiet CALMmute program has apparently been testing, (ever seen it?) designating one car on some trains in which riders are expected to keep their traps shut.

We hear it will be the last car on the morning train and the first car in the evening train.

photo: elizabeth pollaert smith


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