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Quiet Commute

The popular Quiet Commute program is in effect for all Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and Midtown Direct trains, in addition to all rail lines that serve Hoboken Terminal, traveling in the peak direction during weekday peak periods.

  • Northeast Corridor: All weekday trains arriving in New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. All weekday trains departing New York between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. All 3900-series trains that were part of the original pilot program will continue to offer Quiet Commute cars.
  • North Jersey Coast Line: All weekday trains arriving in New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. All weekday trains departing New York between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Midtown Direct trains on the Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton lines: All weekday trains arriving in New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. All weekday trains departing New York between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Raritan Valley Line: All weekday trains arriving at Newark Penn Station between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. All weekday trains departing Newark Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Hoboken Terminal: All weekday trains arriving at Hoboken Terminal between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. All weekday trains departing Hoboken Terminal between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. This includes trains on the Pascack Valley, Main, Bergen County, and Port Jervis lines, as well as additional trains on the Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton lines.

For rail lines serving Hoboken Terminal, the designated Quiet Commute car will be the first railcar on peak-period trains traveling to Hoboken, and the last railcar on peak-period trains departing Hoboken.

For all other rail lines, the designated Quiet Commute car will be the first and last railcar on each peak-period train.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan on sitting in one of these cars, please observe the quiet car guidelines and be respectful of those around you.

Quiet Commute Etiquette

  • Refrain from cell phone use
  • Disable sound feature on mobile devices and laptops
  • Conduct conversations in subdued voices
  • Maintain low headphone volume to avoid distracting other passengers.

Quiet Commute is an effort to balance the needs of those customers who wish to stay connected with those who want to relax orwork in a quiet atmosphere without distractions. Customers riding in quiet cars are asked to refrain from cell phone use and disable the sound feature on mobile devices and laptop computers. Conversations should be conducted in subdued voices and headphones should be used at a volume that cannot be heard by other passengers.