A spokeswoman for Christie later offered "sincere apologies" to the "offended" passengers on behalf of the governor.
“On a very full train this morning, the Governor accidentally took a seat in Amtrak’s notorious quiet car,” Christie spokeswoman Samantha Smith said in a statement to The Daily Beast. "After breaking the cardinal rule of the quiet car, the Governor promptly left once he realized the serious nature of his mistake and enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the cafe car.”
Ultimately, we can all rest assured about one thing: nobody is above the quiet car rules.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and prefers riding in the dining car because it's way more comfortable and there's drinks. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.