LIRR Tries Out Quiet Cars [POLL]

Pilot program to include select rush hour trains on the Long Beach branch.

The MTA expanded its Quiet Car pilot program last week to include the Long Beach branch.

The program is an effort to accommodate customers seeking a quiet environment during their commute that is "free of cell-phone conversations, sounds from other electronic devices and loud conversations," according to the MTA website.

On the Long Beach, Hempstead and West Hempstead branches, the expanded pilot will provide for quiet cars on rush hour trains to and from Atlantic Terminal only.

The westernmost car on the train is the quiet car. While the program is voluntary with customers self-enforcing, conductors in designated quiet cars will hand out special "Shh" cards to customers who are non-compliant. Announcements, however, will still be made in these cars.

The LIRR stated it will continue to gauge customer reaction to the pilot program and decide whether to expand it further.

Kay Sanyo April 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I guess this is a good idea. I don't talk on the phone unless it's to tell someone what time I'll be someplace. My solution for noise on the train is my iPod. Usually does the trick. Now if they can have a "stink free car" where deodorant is required and popcorn/ fast food eating are not allowed.
anna April 11, 2012 at 03:50 PM
@ThomasT - LOL thanks for proving me right that some people like to make themselves feel better by berating other people. Congrats on your superiority complex & give yourself a big pat on the back since you really told me LOL
Candygram for Mongo April 11, 2012 at 06:51 PM
not to mention the "crop dusters" - they are the worst!
Thomas T April 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Well, Anna, *someone* had to tell you. Glad to be of help, and at least I was nice about it. Since your sense of entitlement seems to be boundless, I hope that the next time someone puts in check for you, you'll remember this discussion fondly and with pleasure.
Candygram for Mongo April 16, 2012 at 03:39 PM
fondling with pleasure? How did this one get through the screeners?


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