MTA: No drinking on MetroNorth during this weekend’s SantaCon

A photo of the 2014 SantaCon posted on Flickr by Phil Roeder.

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in a slightly altered format from which it was sent:


 LIRR and Metro-North to Impose Alcohol Ban for 2017 SantaCon Event

MTA Police Will Enforce Restriction on Trains, at Stations and Terminals

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad trains and in stations from noon on Saturday, December 9, through noon on Sunday, December 10. The timeframe overlaps with the Long Island Rail Road’s usual ban on alcohol between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

MTA police officers will be on duty at Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and stations throughout the region, as well as on trains to enforce this restriction. The police will confiscate alcoholic beverages and issue summonses carrying fines or imprisonment. Violators may also be subject to removal from the train or station by police.

This temporary alcohol ban is in effect to ensure the safety of customers and train crews.

For more information about Long Island Rail Road Rules and Regulations, visit: http://web.mta.info/lirr/about/Rules/Rules.htm

For more information about Metro-North Railroad Rules and Regulations, visit: http://web.mta.info/mta/police/rules_mnr.html


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Rick December 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm

the big picture

at 9;38 this morning a fire at grand central

9:48 train hits and kills a rider in Beacon Falls

at 10:36 fire at Penn station under the tracks

A train hitting a car on the Danbury line was minor but created de;ays

lets hope the trains will simply be on time and the events of today won’t repeat themselves during the holiday rush rush

John Levin December 12, 2017 at 6:53 am

SantaCon again? The season keeps getting better. Happy SantaCon, everyone! People need to party!

Maybe Norwalk should host ElfCon?

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