LIRR Alcohol Ban on Overnight Trains Goes into Effect This Weekend

The ban affects all trains between midnight and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Updated 3:42 PM EDT
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LIRR Alcohol Ban Takes Effect This Weekend

NBC New York

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Forget the BYOB on the LIRR at the midnight hour.

Starting this weekend, the Long Island Rail Road is banning alcohol on overnight weekend trains out of Penn Station.

The pilot program is an effort to curb disorderly passengers and attacks on train crew members.

It will affect all trains out of Penn Station between midnight and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Officials say attacks on LIRR train crews have been on the rise. Six attacks were reported last year, the highest in at least five years.

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