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NJ TRANSIT's Quiet Commute program has been a big hit with customers, so much so that we recently expanded it to trains traveling to/from Hoboken during the middle of the day on weekdays.

Quiet Commute is designed for customers who wish to refrain from using cell phones and are willing to disable the sound feature on their pagers, games, computers and other electronic devices. Conversations should be limited and conducted in quiet voices, and headphones should be used at a volume that cannot be heard by other passengers. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Quiet Commute is available on the following trains:

  • All Northeast Corridor Princeton Junction express trains (first and last cars of each train).
  • On Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Midtown Direct and Raritan Valley line trains that arrive in Newark/New York between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and trains that depart Newark/New York between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (first and last cars of each train).
  • On Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley, Main, Bergen County and Port Jervis line trains that arrive in Hoboken between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and depart Hoboken between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (first car to Hoboken and last car from Hoboken).
  • All off-peak trains arriving and departing Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays only (first car to Hoboken and last car from Hoboken).

NJ TRANSIT asks all customers to be mindful of the quiet cars on each train. If you sit in one of these cars, please observe the quiet car guidelines and be respectful of those around you. NJ TRANSIT will continue to closely monitor and evaluate the Quiet Commute program, with feedback received from customers and employees guiding any possible future plans for further expansion.


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