Rest or Relax in the Quiet Car

No need to shush anyone again on an Amtrak train if you sit in the quiet car.

If you need a quiet space to work, or simply close your eyes and relax, Amtrak is here to help. Quiet Cars are available on many corridor and short-distance trains. Amtrak is proud to have introduced the concept of a quiet car into the transportation industry in 2001, beginning as a pilot program in 2000.

Phone calls are not allowed, passengers are asked to limit conversations, and low overhead lighting is used to create a calming atmosphere. Quiet Car seats can now be selected on Acela trains following the expansion of seat selection.