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Old 05-04-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Who would ban them? By the time the conductor comes around the train is already moving. Would you support paying someone to stand at every platform to ensure everyone is sober? I'm not sure where that money would come from, or how they would enforce it.

Moreover this would encourage drunk driving. Bad idea.
unlike a bar , they do limit drinks to 1-2 per person , depending on the size. I think there's a chart on the train.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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unlike a bar , they do limit drinks to 1-2 per person , depending on the size. I think there's a chart on the train.
No. I was responding to the poster who suggested they ban those who have already been drinking from boarding the train. If refused boarding, they'll hop in their cars and drive down 95 instead. Again, very bad idea.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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I just came across an article on Westport.now by James Cameron who is the Chairman of the Connecticut Commuter's Council. Mr. Cameron basically said this article indicating that the bar car on Metro-North trains is being phased out is completely incorrect. The article in the New York times says that the existing cars will be junked and no new replacement cars will be added, neither of which is true. Mr. Cameron, a former journalist, joked that the reporter never let the facts get in the way of a good story. So much for journalist integrity. A link to his article is below. Jay

Talking Transportation: Bar Cars, The NYT and The Truth - WestportNow.com - Westport, Connecticut
He signed up as a member on here(CTCommuterCouncil) not long ago. This stupid thing isn't linking for some reason.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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No. I was responding to the poster who suggested they ban those who have already been drinking from boarding the train. If refused boarding, they'll hop in their cars and drive down 95 instead. Again, very bad idea.
Using that logic, perhaps we should close all bars too! LOL

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Using that logic, perhaps we should close all bars too! LOL
There ya go!
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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In the 80's when I was commuting w/ my father every day into the City from Greenwich, he started the 5:10 Bar Car Club w/ some of the regulars on the bar car and they would rope off the area with a red rope and bring their own drinks. One of the men was the brother in law to Larry Hagman and one day he invited his mother-in-law Mary Martin to join us. She signed the back of our official club card and we printed them up with her signature for the "members". That was truly a nice time and I miss the 5:10 Bar Car Club and my father who passed away about ten years ago.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I used to commute on the Metro North NH line and always enjoyed the bar car. It isn't like people were getting drunk on their way home, most would have one drink.

Man, talk about the stereotypical Americans showing their Puritan roots! Drunkards on Metro North are not the norm and as far as I have seen, the bar car is in good fun.
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