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Alcohol Restrictions

During the festival season, Metra prohibits alcohol and glass bottles on trains after 7 p.m. or all day on specific dates. No smoking is allowed on any trains, in stations or within 15 feet of station and enclosed area entrances. If you are planning to use our service, please observe these restrictions.

Event Date Alcohol and Glass Container Restrictions
St. Patrick's Day Parade 3/11/2017 No Alcohol All Day
South Side Irish Parade 3/12/2017

No Alcohol All Day

*Rock Island District Only

Blues Fest


6/10 - 6/11/2017

No Alcohol After 7 p.m.

No Alcohol All Day

Taste of Chicago


7/8 - 7/9/2017

No Alcohol After 7 p.m.

No Alcohol All Day


8/3 - 8/4/2017

8/5 - 8/6/2017

No Alcohol After 7 p.m.

No Alcohol All Day

Air and Water Show 8/19 - 8/20/2017 No Alcohol All Day
Jazz Fest

8/31 - 9/1/2017

9/2 - 9/3/2017

No Alcohol After 7 p.m.

No Alcohol All Day

New Year's Eve 12/31/2017 No Alcohol After 7 p.m.

As a reminder, Metra reserves the right to prohibit bikes onboard if the train is crowded or access is impeded, and makes no assurances that space will be available. Metra reserves the right to restrict alcohol on dates other than those listed above.

During the dates and restrictions listed above, no alcoholic beverages or glass bottles will be allowed on Metra trains. Passengers on trains found with alcohol may be removed or arrested. All bags carried into the train stations or onto the train will be subject to inspection by police personnel. Metra reserves the right to refuse service to any parties who are intoxicated or impaired. Unruly behavior will be not tolerated and all riders are required to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Those that fail to do so should anticipate that they may be detained or arrested.

Metra prides itself in providing safe and efficient transportation. To that end, Metra Police officers and off-duty municipal police patrol stations and trains. We intend to maintain a safe travel environment for our customers.

Thank you for your cooperation and for choosing Metra for your travel needs.

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