You can ride transit for free anywhere in Metro Vancouver on New Year's Eve

TransLink is offering all of its transit services for free on New Year's Eve this year.

The transit authority will provide free transit on Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Jan. 1, offering residents of the Lower Mainland a safe alternative to get home.

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Starting at 2 a.m., all of the NightBus routes will start leaving from the new NightBus District. You can visit the NightBus Schedules page for more information regarding late night trip planning.

In addition, TransLink states that buses will run on a modified weekday schedule. The following routes will provide extended service: Use the Trip Planner to check your route and bus times.

The SeaBus will also run on a modified weekday service, which allows them to run approximately one hour later to accommodate the New Year's Eve crowds. Use trip planner to check SeaBus sailing times.

  • The last SeaBus sailing from Lonsdale Quay will be at 2 a.m. and the last sailing from Waterfront will be at 2:22 a.m. to accommodate New Year’s Eve crowds.
  • From 6:40 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., three vessels will be in service (subject to manning).

The West Coast Express will offer regular west-bound service with modified east-bound service in the afternoon.

The SkyTrain will run on a modified weekday service schedule. Last trains will be approximately one hour later to accommodate New Year’s Eve crowds.

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