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QuietRide Car

QuietRide has been expanded and is now available on all weekday trains. The first car of trains with three or more cars open for passenger use will be designated as your QuietRide.

Weekday trains run Monday through Friday, between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

There are just a few simple things you need to know about the enhanced QuietRide program to find peace and relaxing silence during your daily commute.

QuietRide Tips

Cell phones cannot be used for making or taking calls. You may text message/IM providing all phone settings are set on vibrate or mute

All other electronic devices must be placed on vibrate or mute

Earphones must be used to listen to music; set the volume low so that others cannot hear it

Conversations with other passengers should be short and conducted in a whisper

The Conductors are responsible for ensuring your safety, making station and service announcements, and collecting fares. Please help us to make this customer travel convenience a success. Please listen for Conductor announcements to direct you to the QuietRide Car

The QuietRide car will offer added travel comfort for customers but we want to remind everyone that SEPTA has a Regional Rail cell phone courtesy program. If you are riding in a non-QuietRide car please remember to set your cell phone on vibrate or mute, keep calls short, and speak in a soft voice for all conversations

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are prohibited in the QuietRide Car?
Cell phones cannot be used in a QuietRide car to make or take calls. Customers riding in this car will be asked to place their phones on vibrate or mute. Text messaging is permitted provided all phone settings are set on silent. Pagers and other electronic devices that have sound components must also be placed on vibrate or mute. Earphones must be used to listen to music and the volume must be set low so that others cannot hear it. Conversations with other passengers should be short and conducted in a whisper

Are all SEPTA Trains Going to Have a QuietRide Car All the Time?
No. QuietRide is available on weekday trains with 3 or more cars open for passenger use. Weekday trains run Monday through Friday, between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

How will I find the QuietRide Car?
The QuietRide Car will always be the first car of a designated train. Station and on-board announcements will remind customers; and the Conductor will be able to direct you

What if the QuietRide Car is full?
Seating in the QuietRide Car is offered on a first come, first served basis. If seating is unavailable, please take a seat in another car

Are there any restrictions in the non-QuietRide Cars?

While cell phone use and passenger conversations are allowed in non-QuietRide cars, customers are reminded that SEPTA has a Cell Phone Courtesy program and we ask you to be considerate of others. Set phones on vibrate or mute, limit cell phone usage, keep conversations brief, and speak using your "inside voice"

In the event of extreme weather or other operational conditions it may be necessary to suspend the QuietRide car designation for a specific train(s). On-board announcements will be made advising customers