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GO Transit cracking down on illegal drinking on trains

In another example of No Fun Toronto rearing its head, GO Transit is cracking down on drinking aboard its trains. It would seem that baseball fans have acquired a bad reputation for pre-loading before Jays games, which has led to Metrolinx to get serious about fining those spotted with open alcohol.

The $125 fine was doled out to multiple riders in advance of the home opener on Monday, and Metrolinx plans to keep its officers on alert for drinking in advance of future ball games. The transit agency wants to send a message that drinking isn't tolerated on its vehicles.

This is one of those situations where it's likely that a few rowdy fans have ruined it for everyone else. Riding the MTA out of Grand Central at 5pm, you can buy a beer or two for the ride home, which is rather dignified even as it's technically against the rules.

Should Toronto be more lax with situations like this? Is GO Transit being too strict or is this crackdown justified?

Photo by Still the Oldie


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