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Barrie GO trains to get 'quiet zone' starting Monday

Those longing for a train ride home from work without a loud cellphone talker in the vicinity or sounds coming from a fellow passenger’s laptop are about to get some relief.

Starting on Monday, new quiet zones will be established on GO Transit’s Barrie train line as part of a pilot project. The quiet zone will be on the top level of every coach on most Barrie trains, the transit agency says.

Electronic devices must be muted and headphone volumes must be low. The designated area will be in effect on every trip, except the southbound 7:22 a.m. train and the northbound 5:35 p.m. train.

Quiet zone seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read more about the pilot project here.

Is this a good idea? Would you take advantage of this? Are there other designated areas you’d like to see on GO trains? Let us know in the comments.