MTA Press Releases

Press Release
December 10, 2014
Metro-North to Impose 24-Hour Ban on Alcohol for Annual SantaCon Event
MTA Police Will Enforce Restriction on Trains and at Stations From 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, to 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 14

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this coming weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on Metro-North trains and stations from 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 14.

MTA Police Officers will be on duty at Grand Central Terminal and outlying stations as well as on trains to enforce this restriction. The police will confiscate alcohol and issue summonses carrying fines of up to $50, imprisonment of up to 30 days, or both. Violators may also be subject to removal from the train or station by police.

Alcohol is generally allowed on Metro-North. The railroad imposes temporary bans on occasion for the safety of customers and train crews.