The Long Island Rail Road is adding trains for revelers heading to and from New York City and Montauk for the St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend but is also banning alcohol for the occasion.

For those heading to Manhattan on Saturday, there will be three additional westbound morning trains on the Babylon, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma lines as well as three added eastbound afternoon trains on each line with a fourth extra eastbound train added on the Main Line.

MTA Police will be enforcing the system-wide booze ban from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. Anyone found violating the ban will have their beverages confiscated.

Those heading to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montauk on starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday can take the 7:42 a.m. from Penn Station arriving at 10:46 a.m.

The next train after that is a 9:42 a.m. from Penn to Montauk that arrives at 12:46 p.m. but the LIRR said it may add an extra train. An added westbound train from Montauk leaves at 1:23 p.m. followed by regularly scheduled trains at 3:35 p.m., 5:35 p.m. and 7:33 p.m.

The alcohol ban will continue on the Montauk line through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

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