Hush hour: LIRR debuts new 'Quiet Cars'
The Long Island Rail Road rolled out its "Quiet Car" pilot program today on select peak trains. Four morning and six evening rush hour trains on the Far Rockaway branch were designated quiet cars, where passengers are asked to keep quiet. Commuters aren't allowed to use their cell phone or any other device that creates outside noise on the cars. Talking loudly in designated cars is also prohibited. Most riders this evening welcomed the changes, saying they were happy to get in some quiet reading, studying and working on the way home. If the pilot goes well, the cars could expand to other branches. LIRR plans on testing out 'quiet cars'