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TransLink gears up for free transit in Metro Vancouver on New Year’s Eve

SkyTrain service to be extended by about one hour

If you’re planning on drinking on New Year’s Eve but are worried about the lack of ride-hailing in Metro Vancouver, TransLink is offering free rides on SkyTrain, Canada Line, buses, SeaBus and the West Coast Express.

The free rides will begin at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and end at 5 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Buses will run on a modified weekday schedule, with some routes running additional evening and late-night trips. SkyTrain and SeaBus will extend service by one hour.

All NightBus routes will depart from West Georgia Street and Granville Street starting at 2 a.m.

READ MORE: TransLink rolls out night bus ‘hub’


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