MTA bans alcohol in response to New York City's Santa Con
The MTA is banning alcohol on Metro-North trains to try to rein in any rowdy Santas this weekend as the annual Santa Con kicks off in NYC.
The MTA enacts a ban of alcohol every year during Santa Con as a safety measure.
Since what the Santa Con event organizers refer to as 'Santa Code' usually involves the consumption of alcohol, the MTA wants to minimize any possibility of incidents on platforms and on trains.
The MTA will be posting more officers at Penn Station and Grand Central Station to enforce the ban. They will be confiscating alcohol and writing summonses.