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Free Transit Service On New Year’s Eve

Tranlink Hours Extension

New Year’s Eve revellers can leave the transit pass at home and spend all their change on tequila shots. As in previous years, TransLink is making transit service free on Monday evening (December 31) after 5 p.m. The free service ends Tuesday morning (January 1) around 5 a.m.

Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority says SkyTrain will operate for an extra hour to serve New Year’s Eve party-goers. The last departures from Waterfront Station will be at 2:05 a.m. for the Canada Line to YVR-Airport station, 2:15 a.m. to Richmond-Brighouse, and 2:16 a.m. for the Expo and Millennium lines. The last SeaBus will pull out of Lonsdale Quay at 2 a.m. and Waterfront at 2:22 a.m.

**Free fares start at 5 p.m. Dec 31 and go until 5 a.m. Jan 1.**

  • Bus service will run usual weekday schedules with some routes running additional evening/late-night trips after their normal schedules. Use the Trip Planner to check your route and bus times, or read our New Year’s Eve Bus Schedule Adjustments service sheet for a list of bus routes providing extra service on December 31.
  • SkyTrain will run usual weekday schedules with more frequent evening trains and will extend service by approximately one hour on all lines. The last Expo Line train to King George leaves waterfront at 2:16 a.m.; the last Canada Line trains leave Waterfront at 2:05 a.m. (to YVR) and 2:15 a.m. (to Richmond-Brighouse).
  • SeaBus will operate a normal weekday schedule but will extend service by about one hour with the last sailing from Lonsdale Quay at 2:00 a.m. and Waterfront at 2:22 a.m.
  • West Coast Express afternoon trains depart from Waterfront at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. No 12:55 p.m. TrainBus; all other TrainBus trips depart at their regular times.

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