The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced earlier this week that it would be starting a pilot program that bans the consumption of alcohol on weekend night trains on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) out of Penn Station.
The ban comes as an attempt to stop what the MTA has referred to as "rambunctious behavior."
The affected trains – also known as "drunk trains" by many who ride them due to drunken, loud and sometimes violent behavior – will run between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights starting 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.