GO Transit adds more quiet zones to rush-hour trains
GO Transit has announced that it will add quiet zone sections to trains during the morning and evening rush Monday to Friday.
Published Monday, July 8, 2013 8:14AM EDT
The rush hour commute is about to get a whole lot quieter for some GO Transit riders.
Following a successful trial run on its Barrie line, GO Transit has announced that it will add quite zone sections to trains on all seven lines it operates during the morning and evening rush Monday to Friday.
The quiet zone will be located on the upper level of all trains.
Passengers in the section will be urged to turn their cell phones and other electronic devices off and refrain from engaging in loud conversations.
“We realize that the Quiet Zone won’t always be silent – announcements will still need to be made, people will have quiet conversations and cell phones may ring – but we and your fellow passengers in the Quiet Zone ask that any noise is kept low and brief for everyone’s comfort,” a press release from GO Transit states. “We want all our passengers to be comfortable. If you want to talk with your GO Train friends or chat on your cell phone, the lower levels are available.”
The rush hour commute includes all trains departing before 9:30 a.m. or between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.