GO Transit offers free all-night New Year’s Eve travel in Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and beyond

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Published December 13, 2023 at 9:31 am

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A safe and free ride home from New Year’s Eve celebrations is on offer in Mississauga, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington and beyond.

GO Transit will offer free all-night New Year’s Eve service courtesy of Forty Creek Whisky and Metrolinx, according to a press release from Metrolinx.

GO Transit’s train and bus service will be free to all customers on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 p.m. Customers will not be charged a fare until 8 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2024.

And, for the first time ever in GO Transit’s history, GO Train service will run throughout the night and into the morning of New Year’s Day.

In addition, GO Transit will run extra late evening trips into Union Station to help customers travelling downtown as well as a variety of special trains from Union Station after midnight.

Free transit service is also offered on the TTC on New Year’s Eve.

This year MiWay in Mississauga will offer free service on New Year’s Eve from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2024.

Hamilton Transit also offers extended late evening service on Dec. 31, which is free after 6 p.m.

The following GO Transit service will be offered:

  • On the Lakeshore East and West GO Lines, trains will depart regularly from Union Station from 12:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.
  • On the Kitchener Line, trains will depart Union Station regularly from 12:35 a.m. until 5:35 a.m.
  • The Milton Line will have two additional trips heading westbound to Milton GO at 1:25 a.m. and 3:55 a.m.
  • On the Barrie Line, three special trains will depart between 12:55 a.m. and 4:10 a.m.
  • On the Stouffville Line, three special trains will depart between 12:40 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.
  • On the Richmond Hill Line, one special train will head northbound at 1:10 a.m.

Extra GO Bus service is also planned for New Year’s Eve and UP Express service will be free after 7 p.m. with the last UP Express train departing Union at 11 p.m. and 11:27 p.m. at Pearson.

Customers are encouraged to continue tapping on and off their train or bus, but they will not be charged and will see $0 on the display.

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