Photo: ©Barrie Karp, 2011, 10/9/2011 (61). She studies. Trains can be a great place to read. But noise pollution has been increasingly intolerable (other people's earphones, countless simultaneous conversations, often overlaid with loud announcements or other unwanted sound disturbances of reading peace). And unwanted views of screens, flashes, LEDs and beeping games. Looks like she lucked out though. She was engrossed.