Amtrak offers Quiet Cars on many corridor trains, providing a peaceful, quiet atmosphere for passengers who want to work or rest without distraction.
Passenger conversation must be in quiet, subdued tones, and should be limited. Passengers who want to carry on extended conversations should move to another car.
Passengers may not make or receive calls on cellular phones, including smartphones. If a call must be made or answered, the passenger must move to another car.
Passengers may not use any device making noise, including:
Passengers using headphones must keep the volume low enough so that the audio cannot be heard by other passengers.
Passengers who are unable to follow these guidelines will be asked by Amtrak personnel to move to another car.
Seating in the Quiet Car is on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. There is no additional charge to sit in the Quiet Car. To provide space for all who want to ride in the Quiet Car, passengers may occupy only one seat per person. Please do not use adjacent seat space for personal belongings. Passengers who board trains and find that seats are only available in the Quiet Car must follow the Quiet Car guidelines.
Overhead lighting in the Quiet Car is normally dimmed to provide a more restful atmosphere. Reading lights may be used and emergency lights will remain lit.
The following trains currently offer Quiet Cars. The availability of a Quiet Car on a train is shown by a Quiet Car symbol when making a reservation and in the Timetable.
|Route Offering Quiet Car||Location of Quiet Car|
|Acela Express||Adjacent to First Class car|
|Northeast Regional||Adjacent to Business Class car|
|Keystone Service||Adjacent to locomotive|
|Hiawatha Service||Rearmost car|
|Select Capitol Corridor Trains||Check with conductor|
|Select Empire Corridor Trains||Adjacent to locomotive|