Tips for traveling to NYC on St. Patrick’s Day

Metro-North train. (File)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– If you’re planning to hop a train to celebrate today’s holiday, you need to know the rules will be a little different today. We’ve got your back so you don’t get in trouble.

Whether you’re heading to the parade, or just trying to get to work and back without someone barfing green beer on your shoes, we’ve got your back with tips for traveling on Metro North this morning.

On Tuesday, March 17th, alcohol will not be allowed all day on trains, platforms and at stations to maintain orderly travel for customers. Any alcoholic beverages found by MTA Police will be confiscated.

We strongly urge all customers to buy their round-trip rail tickets before boarding at ticket machines and ticket offices. The costs for tickets purchased on board trains are significantly higher.

Metro-North is operating on their regular Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line weekday schedules.

Coming into NYC, the best times to travel is on trains arriving Grand Central before 8:30 AM, or arriving after 12 Noon. Going home, the busiest trains will be departing Grand Central between 3 PM and 5:30 PM.

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