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QuietRide Car on Regional Rail- June 12th

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Have anyone know about this or somebody else posted already.

Pilot Program

Lansdale/Doylestown (R5) Express Service



Beginning Monday, January 12, 2009 we are introducing a pilot program called QuietRide for selected weekday, AM/PM Peak Express trains on the Lansdale/Doylestown (R5) Line.


The first car on these trains shown below will be designated as the QuietRide car. Ask the Conductors for assistance.


Customers sitting in the QuietRide car will be asked to:


Set cell phones on vibrate or mute and refrain from making or taking calls

Use headsets with any electronic equipment or hand held devices and ensure that the volume is turned down

Keep conversations with other passengers short using their best

"inside voice"


Seating in this car will be on a first come, first served basis. SEPTA’s Priority Seating for seniors and riders with disabilities will also be in effect in the QuietRide cars.






Train #507 Departs Doylestown 6:12 a.m.

Train #505 Departs Lansdale 6:20 a.m.

Train #4711 Departs Doylestown 6:41 a.m.

Train #509 Departs Lansdale 6:49 a.m.

Train #6595 Departs Doylestown 7:02 a.m.

Train #515 Departs Lansdale 7:46 a.m.



Train #6596 Departs Suburban Station 4:15 p.m.

Train #6572 Departs Suburban Station 4:44 p.m.

Train #6576 Departs Suburban Station 5:17 p.m.

Train #6598 Departs Suburban Station 5:34 p.m.

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. So whether you’re participating in our pilot program or not please always remember to set your cell phone on vibrate or mute, keep calls short and speak in a soft voice.


The QuietRide pilot program on the Lansdale/Doylestown (R5) weekday, peak hour express trains will be in effect through Friday, March 13, 2009. We invite your feedback on this demonstration project. Please call Customer Service at 215-580-7800 or use the online form with your comments.



Frequently Asked Questions


What activities are prohibited in the QuietRide Car?

Cell phones cannot be used in a QuietRide car. Customers riding in this car will be asked to place their phones on silent or vibrate mode. In addition, all pagers and other electronic devices that have sound components should also be placed on silent 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 passengers should be short and conducted in a whisper


Are all Lansdale/Doylestown trains going to have QuietRide Cars?

No. The pilot program will be in effect on selected AM and PM weekday, express trains. 6 AM Peak Express Trains (#505, 507, 509, 4711, 6595 and 515) and 4 PM Peak Express Trains (#6596, 6572, 576, and 6598) will be designated as QuietRide trains


How will I know where to 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 serve 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’s Cell Phone Courtesy program asks that you be considerate of others and set phones on vibrate or mute, limit cell phone usage, keep conversations brief and speak using your “inside voice”.


Why was the Lansdale/Doylestown Line Express service selected for the pilot program?

The Lansdale/Doylestown line is a high volume route, which gives us the opportunity to test this idea on a heavily traveled line. Express service trains were selected over local service because they offer longer, uninterrupted periods of travel (fewer Conductor station announcements, fewer customers getting on and off trains)


How long will the pilot program last?

The QuietRide car program is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 12, 2009 and will continue through Friday, March 13, 2009.


Will the QuietRide pilot program be expanded?

Any decision to continue or expand the program will be based on your comments and our experiences during the pilot period. We know that excessive cell phone use and loud conversations are issues that impact the quality of your ride and we’re looking at all the options to make your commute on SEPTA easy, convenient, and pleasant.


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I heard about this about a week before it happened from somebody who worked in the RR Department I thought they were lying, but it is real!

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