The "Quiet Car" pilot program is scheduled to become a permanent fixture on PATCO trains on January 2, officials announced Monday.
Quiet Cars, which is designated on the last cars of a train, will be available to passengers Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
"Our customers survey data led us to two conclusions: The Quiet Car was a keeper, and customers valued it most during rush hours," PATCO General Manager John Rink said in a statement.
The Quiet Car program asks that passengers limit their cell phone use to silent texting and silent games, keep conversations brief and whispered and to play music through headphones at a volume that cannot be heard by other passengers.
PATCO says it has already begun to outfit trains with signs that inform passengers of the program.
The program launched on March 1 and was originally scheduled to end by June 1, but positive customer feedback led to the extension of the pilot program through the end of the year, PATCO said.
Cooler and drier air moves in today but the heat and humidity return for the second half of the holiday weekend.
A cold front came through last night meaning cooler, less humid air is moving in for Thursday. Mostly sunny skies and winds gusting to 25mph are also expected today. Friday starts off very cool and also features a pleasant afternoon.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.