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Free transit on New Year’s Eve, plus info on New Year’s Day service and fares

Free transit on New Year’s Eve, plus info on New Year’s Day service and fares

Note: I’m still on holiday until Jan. 4!

Another reminder here about service and fares for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day — we offer free transit service after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, by the way!

Transit services will basically run their standard schedules according to the day of the week, except where noted in the following list. I’ve also put in the applicable fares.

(For the very latest on transit service conditions or more detail on these items, call 604-953-3333, try the TransLink alerts page, and check the TransLink Twitter account. Our media release page will also have something up if there’s a major issue.)

New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31

Regular weekday fares until 5 p.m., then free service.

A number of bus routes will provide extended late-night service.

Expo and Millennium Lines and SeaBus will extend late-night service by one hour, with the last train and ferry leaving Waterfront Station at 2:16 a.m.

Canada Line service will be extended by one hour, ending at the last train leaving Waterfront Station at 2:05 a.m. towards YVR and 2:15 a.m. towards Richmond.

West Coast Express afternoon trains depart downtown at 1:00, 3:00, 4:20, 5:30 and 6:20, plus the regular TrainBus service. Please note, there will not be a 12:55 TrainBus, but all other TrainBuses will run on schedule.

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1

Regular Sunday/holiday fares.

Buses, SeaBus, Expo/Millennium Line, and Canada Line will operate on Sunday/holiday schedules.

There will be no West Coast Express service on New Year’s Day.

And from me….

Happy New Year everyone! Enjoy yourselves and have a fun (and safe) time at your celebrations!