It’s almost time for 2012′s grand finale and since the world didn’t come to an end, many will be out partying at overpriced and hyped NYE parties in Vancouver. As a reminder to our readers, Translink is including free transit for everyone looking to get to their New Year’s party.
On December 31st after 5pm, all Translink services will be free of charge for New Year’s Eve party-goers. Buses, Skytrain, West Coast Express, and SeaBus will be free for riders.
Free transit on New Year’s Eve Vancouver + Extended Hours (from Translink.ca)
**Free fares start at 5 pm Dec 31 and go until 5 am 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 31st.
- 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 am; the last Canada Line trains leave Waterfront at 2:05 am (to YVR) and 2:15 am (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 am and Waterfront at 2:22 am.
- West Coast Express afternoon trains depart from Waterfront at 1 pm, 3 pm, 4:20 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:20 pm. No 12:55 pm TrainBus; all other TrainBus trips depart at their regular times.
Party hard and responsibly. Do NOT drink and drive.
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