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Talk Back: Drinking on the LIRR

Have you experienced out-of-control behavior on late-night weekend trains?

Talk Back: Drinking on the LIRR

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced that they are starting a pilot program that will  ban the consumption of alcohol on overnight weekend trains on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) out of Penn Station.

The ban is an attempt to curb what has been referred to as "rambunctious behavior" by the MTA.

The affected trains – commonly known as "drunk trains" – are those that run between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The ban begins May 14.

"There is rambunctious behavior on these weekend overnight trains, and this is an effort to curb that and set a better tone on those trains," MTA spokesman Sam Zambuto told  The Daily News.

According to the  New York Times, in March, passengers were accused of attacking two conductors.

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