In other railed news (completely non-subway related)…
TheLIRR is banning alcohol just for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not the first time they’ve done it. Actually, they tend do ban drinks on all major city event days such as New Years, etc.
The LIRR actually runs a little “adult beverage” business. They sell drinks at many stations, Penn Station, and aboard many of their trains. All of which will come to a temporary stop this weekend.
It must grind their gear a little that they have to stop selling alcohol on the biggest drinking day of the year. Then again, it will lower (at least a little bit) the chances of drunk idiots causing trouble on the trains.