Quiet Ride program gains traction

With SEPTA ditching peak-hour trains tomorrow in favor of a simpler fare system, the authority has rethought its approach to Quiet Ride cars.

Currently, the front car of peak-hour trains carry the designation — meaning that cell phones are supposed to be on vibrate and conversations are to be kept to a minimum.

Starting tomorrow, SEPTA is expanding the Quiet Ride program to all regular weekday trains which consist of three or more cars that are open to riders.

The Quiet Ride car will remain the first car of the train.

Cars that are closed to riders — crews sometimes carry closed cars to position SEPTA’s fleet for rush-hour ridership — don’t count toward that number.

Weekday holiday service is exempt from the expanded program, as are weekend trains.

Contact the reporter at acampisi@planphilly.com

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