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LIRR Bans Booze

What do you think about the new policy?

The  has banned alcohol on weekend trains coming out of Penn Station.

Because of a policy change which began this month, all trains from midnight to 5 a.m. are now alcohol free. Booze is also 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? Or is this just another move to outlaw fun and personal choice from our lives?

Tell us in the comments.

Joe L May 24, 2012 at 07:29 PM
It's really a shame when I take a round trip to and from Penn and there are beer cans/bottles littering the cabin floors.
Regis C. May 24, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Don't blame the beer, blame the policing. People will be just as disorderly and will now just drink more at Penn before boarding.
douglas stretton May 25, 2012 at 09:17 PM
If people knew how to act....it wouldn't be a problem...but the kids don't. It's become too big of a problem for the LIRR to cope with. Nobody is going to report things and nothing will be done in most cases if they do. Another good law... that can't work for the general public. Keep working on useless bills that don't work.

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