The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is proud to offer Quiet Cars on select weekday trains for our commuters. Trains with Quiet Cars are indicated with a Triangle next to the train number on the weekday schedule.
The Quiet Car will always be the car closest to the locomotive of a designated train. Only certain early morning and evening weekday trains will have a Quiet Car.
Customers are asked to: refrain from cell phone use; keep pagers, cell phones, laptop and PDA sounds off; and speak quietly. The Rail Runner Express expects Quiet Cars to be largely enforced by peers and conductor intervention when necessary. Conductors will, of course, lift the quiet car restriction in times of disruption or severe overcrowding.
The Quiet Car will always be the car closest to the locomotive of a designated train. All Quiet Cars will be identified with signage inside the car. Station and on-board announcements will remind customers; and the conductor will be able to direct you. The trains with Quiet Cars are indicated with a triangle next to the train number on the printed weekday schedules.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan on sitting in one of these cars, please observe the quiet car guidelines and be respectful of those around you.
Don’t Worry, Conductors will make on-board announcements and if need be, will politely remind passengers that they are sitting in the Quiet Car. If you prefer not to sit there, simply move to another car.
Kindly move to another car if you must make or take an incoming call. If you must leave your cell phone on, switch it to the vibrate function so that its ring won′t disturb others.
Please keep in mind, quiet does not mean total silence. A certain amount of tolerance to noise is necessary. If needed, politely remind your seatmate that they are riding in a Quiet Car and ask that they monitor the volume of their music. A Quiet Car is also a peaceful car.
Yes, but please keep the tone to a whisper and the conversation brief. If you find you need to whisper for the entire ride, it might make more sense to ride in the non-quiet cars.
We want to preserve a quiet atmosphere for the comfort of our riders; however, we are required to make occasional onboard verbal station announcements.
In the event of extreme weather or other operational conditions, it may be necessary to suspend the Quiet Car designation for a specific train(s). On-board announcements will be made advising passengers.
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express hopes all passengers will remember to treat their fellow passengers with courtesy and respect, no matter where they are sitting.