TRANSLINK will not be offering free transit on New Year’s Eve this year due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
With restrictions on social gatherings and events, TransLink said on Wednesday it believes it would be inconsistent with provincial public health orders to offer free transit for this traditional evening of celebration.
TransLink will also not be running extended hours and will instead operate on normal weekday service schedules. Customers can continue to use the transit system with their usual payment methods.
“We want to encourage everyone to celebrate safely this holiday season and follow the orders put in place by the Provincial Health Officer,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “We all have a responsibility this year to keep our communities safe and we look forward to resuming free transit on New Year’s Eve in 2021.”
TransLink said it continues to ensure the health and safety of customers remains a top priority by making masks mandatory, increasing cleaning and sanitizing, limiting capacity on buses, and expanding the availability of hand sanitizer.
For more information, visit translink.ca/holidayservice.