Free transit is coming again to help ring in the New Year to make sure people get home safe.
TransLink says fare gates will remain open and customers are being asked not to tap their Compass Cards after 5 o’clock in the evening on New Year’s Eve.
The free service will apply until 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
There’ll be additional bus, Skytrain, and SeaBus service, with extra staff on hand to direct customers and help with crowd control.
- Buses will run on a regular Saturday schedule with some routes running additional evening and late night trips after their normal schedules.
- SkyTrain will operate more frequent evening trains and will extend service by approximately one hour.
- SeaBus will extend service by about one hour with the last sailing from Lonsdale Quay at 2:02 a.m. and Waterfront at 2:22 a.m.
- Additional SkyTrain staff, Transit Police and Transit Security officers will be on the system to direct customers and assist with crowd control.
- Extended late night service on the N9 between Lougheed and Coquitlam Central stations creates 24-hour service between these two key stations.
SkyTrain, Canada Line, bus and SeaBus services will all operate on a regular Sunday/holiday schedule on January 1. West Coast Express and TrainBus will not operate.