If you’re heading to downtown Vancouver’s New Year’s Eve festivities tonight, all public transit services across the Metro Vancouver region will be free beginning at 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
All three SkyTrain lines will be operating more frequently and service will be extended by one hour, with the last trains departing Waterfront Station just after 2 a.m. SeaBus will also run one hour later and a number of bus routes will make additional late night trips.
On the first day of 2016, transit service will be operating on a Sunday/holiday schedule. As a reminder, monthly transit pass holders will be required to use the Compass Card beginning on New Year’s Day. Paper passes will be discontinued.
Free Public Transit on New Year’s Eve
Free transit fares start at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2015 and go until 5 a.m. on Thursday, January 1, 2016.
- Bus service will run usual weekday schedules with some routes running additional evening/late-night trips after their normal schedules.
- SkyTrain will operate more frequent evening trains and will extend service by approximately one hour:
- The last Millennium Line train to VCC-CLark will depart Waterfront Station at 2:16 a.m.
- The last Expo Line train to King George will depart Waterfront Station at 2:20 a.m.
- The final Canada Line train will depart Waterfront Station at 2:05 a.m. towards YVR-Airport Station and 2:15 a.m. towards Richmond-Brighouse Station
- SeaBus will extend service by about one hour with the last sailing departing from Lonsdale Quay at 2 a.m. and departing from Waterfront Station at 2:20 a.m.
- West Coast Express afternoon trains depart from Waterfront Station at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. All TrainBus trips will depart at their regular times with the exception of the 12:55 p.m. TrainBus.
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New Year’s Eve 2016 Late Night Bus Schedule
|Route||Last Regular Evening Bus||Added Night Trip(s)|
|99B||Departs Broadway Station at 1:52 a.m.||2:22 a.m.|
|Departs UBC Loop at 2:10 a.m.||2:50 a.m.|
|106||Departs New West. Station at 1:53 a.m.||2:53 a.m.|
|Departs Metrotown Station at 1:55 a.m.||2:55 a.m.|
|130||Departs Kootenay Loop at 12:58 a.m.||1:36 a.m.|
|Departs Metrotown Station at 1:40 a.m.||2:15 a.m.|
|160||Departs Burrard Station at 12:13 a.m.||1:15 a.m.|
|209||Departs Burrard Station at 12:47 a.m.||1:50 a.m.|
|230||Departs Lonsdale Quay at 12:32 a.m.||2:38 a.m.|
|250||Departs Horseshoe Bay at 12:10 a.m.||Marine/25th at 12:58 a.m..
Horseshoe Bay at 1:10 a.m. (same trip passes Marine/25th at 1:28 a.m.).
|Departs Vancouver at 1:10 a.m.
(to West Bay)
|12:20 a.m. (to Marine at 25th)
1:10 a.m., 1:40 a.m., 2:10 a.m. (all to Horseshoe Bay)
|251||Departs Marine/25th at 10:50 p.m.||11:50 p.m., 12:50 a.m., 1:46 a.m.|
|Depart Park Royal at 11:00 p.m.||12 a.m., 1 a.m.|
|252||Departs Marine/25th at 10:25 p.m.||11:25 p.m., 12:25 a.m., 1:18 a.m.|
|Departs Park Royal at 11:30 p.m.||12:30 a.m., 1:30 a.m.|
|256||Departs Park Royal at 7:27 p.m.||Hourly: 8:27 p.m. to 1:27 a.m.|
|Departs Whitby Estates at 7:45 p.m.||Hourly: 8:45 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.|
|319||Departs Scott Road Station at 1:59 a.m.||3 a.m.|
|320||Departs Surrey Central Station at 2:09 a.m.||3:05 a.m.|
|321||Departs Surrey Central Station at 1:39 a.m.||2:37 a.m., 3:05 a.m.|
|351||Departs Bridgeport Station at 1:43 a.m.||2:50 a.m., 2:55 a.m.|
|410||Departs Brighouse Station at 12:32 a.m.||3:33 a.m. (eastbound)|
|501||Departs Surrey Central Station at 12:35 a.m.||1:45 a.m., 3:05 a.m.|
|601||Departs Bridgeport Station at 1:43 a.m.||2:55 a.m. (operates via South Delta as 351 Crescent Beach)|
|609||Departs Tsawwassen First Nation at 10:01 p.m.||11:10 p.m.; 12:10 a.m.; 1:10 a.m.|
|Departs South Delta Exchange at 10:48 p.m.||11:40 p.m.; 12:40 a.m.; 1:40 a.m.|
|701||Departs Coquitla.m. Station at 1:38 a.m.||2:15 a.m., 3:35 a.m.|
|C3||Departs New West Stn at 11:40 p.m.||Every 30 mins: 12:10 a.m. to 3:10 a.m.|
|Departs Jamieson Court at 11:55 p.m.||Every 30 mins: 12:25 a.m. to 2:55 a.m.|
|C4||Departs New West Stn at 11:30 p.m.||Every 30 mins: 12:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.|
|Departs 8 St at 7 Ave at 11:45 p.m.||Every 30 mins: 12:15 a.m. to 3:45 a.m.|
|C8||Departs New West Stn at 12:15 a.m.||Every 15 mins: 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.|
|Departs Renaissance Square at 12:20 a.m.||Every 15 mins: 12:35 a.m. to 4:05 a.m.|
|C12||Departs Caulfeild Village at 6:48 p.m.||Hourly: 7:48 p.m. to 12:48 a.m.|
|Departs Lions Bay at 7:13 p.m.||Hourly: 8:13 p.m. to 1:13 a.m.|
|C61||Departs Langley Centre at 11:10 p.m.||Hourly: 12:10 a.m. to 3:10 a.m.|
|Departs Brookswood at 11:35 p.m.||Hourly: 12:35 a.m. to 3:35 a.m.|
|C62||Departs Langley Centre at 11:08 p.m.||Hourly: 12:08 a.m. to 4:08 a.m.|
|Departs Carvolth Exchange at 11:43 p.m.||Hourly: 12:43 a.m. to 4:43 a.m.|
|C63||Departs Langley Centre at 10:23 p.m.||Hourly: 11:23 p.m. to 2:23 a.m.|
|Departs Fernridge at 10:43 p.m.||11:43 p.m.; 12:55 a.m.; 1:43 a.m.; 2:43 a.m.|