For those coming into the city on Saturday, December 11 to take part in the festive bar crawl, you’ll have to wait to begin the fun until you’ve arrived. For the 32 hours of SantaCon—through Saturday and into the morning of December 12—the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road trains are all banning alcohol consumption during the commute.
In their press release, the agency wrote:
“There may be riders coming back to the train for the first time since the start of the pandemic,” said MTA Police Chief Joseph McGrann. “It is important we do everything we can to maintain orderly travel so that everyone can enjoy their holiday plans by getting to their destinations smoothly and on time.”
In the MTA’s press release it was noted that there will be an “increased presence at Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal to enforce the weekend alcohol restriction.”