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One night only: Free TTC rides on New Year's Eve

A TTC subway sign.

There’s no excuses this New Year’s Eve: The TTC is offering free rides home (or anywhere revelers need to go) all night long.

Free service will begin at 7p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015 and run until 7 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016.

Sponsor Corby Spirit and Wine says it hopes to encourage people to consume alcohol responsibly, and take safe transportation (instead of getting behind the wheel).

The TTC has “become a true partner for us in our efforts to raise awareness against drinking and driving,” Patrick O’Driscoll, President and CEO of Corby Spirit and Wine, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“If you’ll be ringing in the New Year by raising a glass, then put down your car keys – your safe ride is on us.”

TTC chair Josh Colle and TTC deputy CEO Chris Upfold both praised the decision.

“This important partnership allows our riders to have a free and safe ride to and from their celebrations,” Colle said.

Upfold said the Colby sponsorship, which began in 2013, would run until 2019. Last year, more than 225,000 people had free ride. Upfold said he hopes more Toronto residents would “make the right choice” to “ride free and ride safe.”

Last subway trains and bus routes:

Line 1: last trains leave Union Station at 3:30 a.m.
Line 2: last trains leave Bloor-Yonge at 3:37 a.m.
Line 3: last trains leave Kennedy Station at 4:07 a.m.
Line 4: last trains leave Sheppard-Yonge Station at 3:58 a.m.
Blue Night Network (overnight bus service) will operate until 9a.m. when subway service resumes