TTC free after 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve
Published Monday, December 9, 2013 5:12PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 9, 2013 9:19PM EST
The Toronto Transit Commission will offer free, extended service on New Year’s Eve to encourage responsible decision making by revellers around the city.
From 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 7 a.m. on Jan. 1, commuters can use TTC services for free thanks to a new partnership between the transit commission and Corby Spirit and Wine.
“Through their three-year agreement with TTC to sponsor our free New Year's Eve service, Corby Spirit and Wine is highlighting the important public service our TTC provides and the need to act responsibly by not drinking and driving," TTC Chair Karen Stintz said in a release issued Monday. "On behalf of my council colleagues and fellow commissioners, I thank Corby Spirit and Wine for their contribution and for helping the TTC keep Toronto safe. Please welcome the New Year with the TTC."
In addition to providing free service for commuters, extended service will be offered on most routes, including:
- Most routes with Monday-Friday late evening service will continue until 4 a.m., with the Blue Night Network operating from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Last trains on the Yonge-University-Spadina line will leave Union Station at 3:30 a.m. for Finch Station and 3:34 a.m. for Downsview Station.
- Last trains on the Bloor-Danforth line will leave Bloor-Yonge Station at 3:37 a.m. for Kipling Station and at 3:37 a.m. for Kennedy Station.
- Last train on the Scarborough RT line will leave Kennedy Station at 4:07 a.m. for McCowan Station.
- Last train on the Sheppard line will leave Sheppard-Yonge Station at 3:58 a.m. for Don Mills Station.
A Sunday service schedule will be in place on New Year’s Day with the first subways beginning at 9 a.m.