Ride OC Transpo for free on New Year’s Eve!

Signage at Line 1 stations

Ride for free on New Year’s Eve after 6 pm courtesy of Safer Roads Ottawa and MADD(link is external). Get home safely after you celebrate!

Transit is the best way to travel to festivities downtown and across the city. Skip the search for parking and let us do the driving.

Use the Travel Planner(link is external) or Transit(link is external), the recommended app for OC Transpo customers, to plan your New Year’s Eve trip. O-Train Line 1 will run until 2 am, after which night bus service will run through downtown. Line 2 bus service will run until 1 am and trips will be added on other busy bus routes. Fare gates will be open, and OC Transpo will have staff at some stations to help customers.

Customers can also contact OC Transpo Customer Service by calling 613-560-5000 from 9 am to 5 pm on December 31 or by using the video chat feature on ticket machines to speak to a customer service representative. The Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on December 31.

Para Transpo service

Para Transpo will operate a holiday schedule on New Year’s Eve with service running until 3 am. Regular scheduled trips will not be automatically cancelled on New Year’s Eve, so be sure to cancel your trip if you do not need it.

Book your trip in advance for New Year’s Eve by using My Para Transpo(link is external) or by calling 613-560-5000. Para Transpo bookings for midnight or later, on December 31 must be made by phone the day before.

For more information on New Year’s Eve transit service, visit octranspo.com(link is external) or call 613-560-5000. You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook(link is external)X (formerly Twitter)(link is external), and Instagram(link is external)

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