Police Shoulder

Police: When Cops Come, Train Station Tussle with Intoxicated Friend Ends

Download PDF

Two friends were in a physical confrontation at Darien Railroad Station recently, but when police arrived, they agreed to stop, and neither wanted to press charges, police said. Darien police gave this account of the matter, which did not result in any arrests:

Police became aware of the incident at about 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. The two men were on the New Haven-bound side of the station, the part closest to Darien Social, from which one of the men had been asked to leave. One of the men, 20 years old, from Darien, wanted to get his friend on a train home; the other, 24, from Stamford, wanted to go back to the bar/restaurant at 10 Center St.


No Hoverboards Allowed on Metro-North Trains or Stations

Download PDF

Hoverboards Not Allowed. That is the new message from the MTA. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that possession of hoverboards aboard trains or buses or at stations of the New York City Subway, New York City buses, […] Metro-North Railroad […] is prohibited. ____________

— an announcement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Note that you can’t even carry hoverboards at a station or on a train.)


The MTA is promoting the ban through a new MTA advertising campaign using the now-famous “bubble people,” with the headline: Hoverboards Not Allowed. The MTA’s safety rules have long prohibited the use of personal wheeled vehicles, such as skateboards, skates or scooters, in train stations.