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Weekend LIRR Alcohol Ban Starts Friday [POLL]

The railroad says the goal is to control unruly passengers.

The Long Island Rail Road is banning alcohol on weekend trains coming out of Penn Station, starting tonight. 

All trains from midnight to 5 a.m. will be alcohol free. Booze will also be banned on LIRR platforms.

The goal is to reduce the number of disorderly passengers and protect train crews from unruly riders, the LIRR said.

What do you think of the idea? Is drinking a problem on the LIRR? Tell us in the poll or share your thoughts as a comment below.

Bo bo Carole May 18, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Yeah, lets make drunks drive cars instead!
new guy May 19, 2012 at 01:46 AM
people will drive drunk regardless. think about the short staff of workers dealing with these morons. no alcohol between midnight and 5am......boo hoo, i need my bottle.
new guy May 19, 2012 at 01:47 AM
mind you, only on weekends. so for you full timers drink up all week!!!!!!!!!!

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