Metro-North bans alcohol on trains for St. Patrick’s Day

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NEW HAVEN — Metro-North will be enforcing a ban on alcohol for passengers traveling to and from New York City Thursday as crowds are expected to attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The commuter rail service said, “In an effort to maintain orderly travel for customers, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on trains, platforms or at stations on Thursday, March 17. Any alcoholic beverages found by MTA Police on trains, stations and platforms will be confiscated by MTA Police.”

The MTA advised travelers to get to the station early in order to purchase tickets and beat the rush.

Metro-North will be adding extra trains on the Hudson River line.