Coaster Runs Dry at Night

Alcohol free trains operating after 9 pm.

A new policy is meant to cut down on rowdy drinkers leaving Padres games.

A 9 p.m. booze ban went into effect for the Coaster train this week. Starting on Wednesday night the last Coaster train that rolls out of downtown San Diego is alcohol-free. Riders violating the policy will be escorted off the train.

The North County Transit District recently passed the ban in response to safety concerns and complaints of rowdy riders on northbound trains, especially after Padres games. The Coaster is the only local commuter train that allows drinking onboard.

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