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