TTC offers free rides on New Year's Eve courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine

For the sixth straight year, the TTC, in partnership with Corby Spirit and Wine, is providing Torontonians with free rides to and from their New Year's Eve festivities. "The TTC is pleased to once again be able to do our part to offer safe rides for more than 250,000 New Year's Eve revellers," said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. "With support from our partner Corby, the TTC is ensuring nobody has an excuse to put themselves or others at risk by driving while impaired."

Free service is available on all routes starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 7 a.m. on New Year's Day, as follows:

New Year's Eve - Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
- Ride free from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Jan. 1 courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine.

New Year's Eve subway service
- Line 1 Yonge-University: Last northbound trains leave Union Station at 3:30 a.m. for Finch Station and 3:34 a.m. for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station. The last southbound trains leave Finch Station for Union Station at 3:05 a.m., and VMC Station for Union Station at 2:49 a.m.

The last northbound train on Line 1 will connect at Bloor-Yonge Station with the last eastbound and westbound trains on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth at 3:37 a.m., and at Sheppard-Yonge Station with the last eastbound train on Line 4 Sheppard at 3:58 a.m.

- Line 3 Scarborough: Last train leaves Kennedy Station at 4:05 a.m. for McCowan Station.

Bus and streetcar routes that usually run after midnight will be extended until 4 a.m.

New Year's Eve surface route changes around Toronto City Hall
- 501 Queen will divert both ways via King St., Spadina Ave. and Church St. after 5 p.m.
- 6 Bay bus will also divert in both directions after 5 p.m.

New Year's Day - Tues., Jan. 1, 2019
- Regular Sunday service.
- Subway and most routes start at 8 a.m.
- Ride free until 7 a.m. courtesy of Corby Spirit and Wine.

During this period, fare boxes on buses and older streetcars will be covered and TTC paddle gates at all stations will be left open to ensure customers can move through as quickly and easily as possible. PRESTO customers should not tap their cards when boarding a bus or streetcar, or entering a subway station. Anyone tapping accidentally will be refunded within approximately three business days. Regular TTC service will resume Wed., Jan. 2 at 6 a.m.

Customers leaving the festivities at Nathan Phillips Square and heading north are advised to consider using Osgoode, St Patrick or Dundas stations to avoid crowding at Queen Station.

Group Day Passes

Weekend discounts will be extended for Group Day Passes over the holidays. From Sat., Dec. 22 to Sun., Jan. 6, customers can purchase a Group Day Pass for groups of up to six people, maximum two adults, for one day of unlimited travel on the TTC for just $12.50. Children 12 and under always ride for free.

On New Year's Eve and always, please don't drive impaired. The TTC wishes its customers a happy and safe new year, and all the best in 2019.

For more information on the TTC's holiday service schedule, visit the holiday feature.

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