NEW YORK, New York. (WTNH) — Metro-North Police are cracking down on their alcohol ban during the SantaCon event starting Saturday.
Metro-North announced on Wednesday that they were going to temporarily ban alcohol on their trains and at the stations during this year’s SantaCon.
The yearly traditions has its participants dressing up in holiday costumes and embarking on a day-long drinking adventure.
Now the MTA police will have a higher presence throughout the weekend to stop that adventure at the platform. Police want to make sure everyone has a safe travel experience.
The restriction will start Saturday December 10th at noon and would last until Sunday December 11th at noon.
MTA officers will be on duty at Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and on Metro-North trains to enforce the rule. Anyone who brings alcohol on the trains could be fined arrested, or removed from the train.