Thursday, November 11, 2010
Garwood's Raritan Valley Line to Get Quiet Commute
NJ Transit is expanding its popular quiet commute initiative in January to Raritan Valley Trains. The expansion comes after a successful pilot program on the Northeast Corridor line, according to transit officials.
Beginning January 3, NJ TRANSIT will add Quiet Commute cars to all peak period, peak direction trains that begin or end their trips at New York Penn Station or Newark Penn Station. Quiet Commute cars will be offered on trains that arrive in Newark or New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and trains that depart Newark or New York between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m, according to NJ Transit.
As in the initial pilot, the first and last cars of each train will be designated for Quiet Commute, as they are easily identifiable, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis, according to NJ Transit. That means- no cell phone and/or no loud talking, ahhh. Much better.