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TTC to offer free extended New Year's Eve service

New Year’s Eve revelers will once again have a free ride available to them on the TTC.

TTC chair Karen Stintz announced on Monday that this year 12 hours of free transit service will be offered beginning  at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and continue until 7 a.m. Jan. 1.

The extended service is part of a three-year partnership with Corby Spirit and Wine,  who will hand over $150,000 annually to enable the TTC to provide the extended service.

“We are delighted to partner with the TTC to offer Torontonians a safe way to go to and from their festivities on New Year’s Eve,” said Corby President and CEO Patrick O’Driscoll. “As a company, we have zero tolerance for impaired driving and hope this partnership will further promote this message.”

“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,” said Stintz. “The one thing we don’t want to see is people drinking and driving. We want them to be able to celebrate the holidays and have a good time and get home safely.”

Last year free transit service began at 10 p.m.

Late night transit service will be extended the following routes:

Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

  • 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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day:

  • Sunday service.
  • Subway starts at 9 a.m.