quiet coach

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quiet coach (plural quiet coaches)

  1. (UK) A rail coach on which unnecessary noise is discouraged.
    • 2001, "Roland Perry", GNER quiet coach includes laptops (discussion on Internet newsgroup uk.railway)
      On my way to PBO yesterday, having been ousted from the quiet coach by an announcement *specifically* banning laptop computers, I overheard more than I really wanted to about the BBC's arrangements for co-ordinating documentaries including special items about the war, and later the producer-lady's diary for the week and forthcoming hair appointments.
    • 2007, Gillian Dale, Helen Oliver, Travel and Tourism: Book 1
      ...they may need to work on journeys so consider offering additional products and services, for example express check-in, quiet coach on a train journey...