Rowdy riders spur LIRR weekend alcohol ban
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The Long Island Rail Road will ban alcohol on overnight weekend trains out of Penn Station in hopes of curbing violence against train crew members by drunken passengers.
LIRR President Helena Williams said the pilot program will start May 18 and affect all trains out of Penn between midnight and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
"We think that [alcohol] continues to fuel some of...