MTA bans alcohol on LIRR, Metro-North for SantaCon 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will ban the consumption of alcohol on Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road trains during SantaCon this year.
The ban starts at 4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and runs through 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.
Alcohol consumption will also be prohibited at all LIRR and Metro-North station platforms.
MTA officials say police will confiscate alcoholic beverages and issue summonses if passengers are caught with alcohol in their possession. Violators may also be removed from trains or stations by police.
Masks and face coverings must be worn on all trains and remain on for the duration of a passenger's trip.