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You can ride transit for FREE anywhere in Metro Vancouver on New Year's Eve

TransLink will provide free transit on December 31, 2018 from 5 pm until 5 am on January 1, 2019, which offers Vancouverites a safe journey home.

TransLink is offering all of their transit services for free on New Year's Eve this year.

The transit authority will provide free transit on December 31, 2018 from 5 pm until 5 am on January 1, 2019, offering residents of the Lower Mainland a safe alternative to get home.


With that in mind, starting at 2 am, all of the NightBus routes will start leaving from the new NightBus District. You can visit the NightBus Schedules page for more information regarding late night trip planning.

In addition, TransLink states that buses will run on a modified weekday schedule. The following routes will provide extended service:

  • 96B, 100, 106, 130, 209, 230, 236, 319, 320, 321, 351, 401, 408, 410, 501, 502, 555, 561, 562, 563, 601, and 701.

The SeaBus will also run on a modified weekday service, which allows them to run approximately one hour later to accommodate the New Year's Eve crowds.

Similarly, the West Coast Express will offer a modified eastbound service in the afternoon; however, the westbound service will remain the same.

  • Eastbound trains will be departing Waterfront at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:20 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:20 pm.

The SkyTrain will also run roughly an hour later to accommodate crowds. You may visit TransLink's Trip Planner for further details regarding the modified schedules.

TransLink also announced last week that they are moving ahead with implementing a new B-Line bus route through the District of West Vancouver.

While it won’t be up and running until late 2019, the new route will operate between Dundarave in West Vancouver to Phibbs Exchange in North Vancouver along the Marine Drive / Main corridor.