Metrolink Debuts ‘Quiet Cars’ For LA Commuters

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet during your morning commute, Metrolink wants to give you the silent treatment.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports on the new “quiet cars” that made their debut Monday morning.

The second passenger car next to the locomotive on every one of the Metrolink trains Monday through Friday is now the designated “quiet car”.

Some of the restrictions on passengers include speaking only in whispers, no talking on cellphones, and the required muting of all electronic devices.

One woman on board the train found at least some relief for her commute into Union Station from Covina.

“I ride it every day,” she said. “It was quieter, but it’s Monday also.”

Metrolink officials said enforcement measures range from passengers being encouraged to politely remind other passengers that they are in a “quiet car” or they can tell the conductor to ask a loud passenger to move.


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