Have fun New Yr’s Eve Safely – Trip Trolley, Bus, NCTD Free

The expanded trolley blue line opens to the public on November 21.  Photo by Chris Stone
A automobile on the expanded Blue Line trolley. Picture by Chris Stone

Free rides on New Yr’s Eve shall be supplied once more this yr to assist San Diegans have fun safely, and keep away from excessive parking and experience prices.

The Metropolitan Transit System and the North County Transit District shall be giving free rides after 6pm together with additional late evening service on New Yr’s Eve.

Extra late-night service will lengthen previous 2 a.m. from downtown on MTS trolley and NCTD COASTER providers.

The free Saturday night rides apply to all MTS buses and trolleys, and NCTD’s COASTER, SPRINTER and BREEZE providers.

Stephen Whitburn, MTS board member and member of the San Diego Metropolis Council, stated that “there’s nothing extra necessary than ringing within the New Yr safely.” NCTD Vice President Priya Bhat-Pate agreed.

“Taking public transportation is a protected approach to get to and out of your New Yr’s Eve vacation spot,” she stated. “Not solely is site visitors free after 6pm on New Yr’s Eve, however we have added a service to offer you extra choices to get to your social gathering safely.”

The added native site visitors choices (with service choices and adjustments outlined at MTS):

San Diego Trolley, from twelfth and Imperial –

  • Inexperienced Line – Final practice to Santee leaves at 2:06 am
  • UC San Diego Blue Line – Final practice south to San Ysidro leaves at 2:37 am; final practice northbound to UTC leaves at 2:08 am
  • Orange Line – Final eastbound practice from downtown Courthouse to Arnele Avenue Station departs at 2:15 am

Extra NCTD COASTER Service from downtown San Diego –

  • An additional southbound practice leaves Oceanside Transit Heart at 10:36 pm
  • Final northbound practice leaves Santa Fe Depot at 1:20 am

Additional NCTD SPRINTER Service between Oceanside and Escondido –

  • Extra journeys depart Oceanside Transit Heart at 12:33 am, 1:33 am and a couple of:33 am
  • Extra journeys depart Escondido Transit Heart at 11:33 pm, 12:33 am and 1:33 am

There can even be some adjustments for the prolonged vacation, as many staff have Monday off. MTS will run buses and trolleys on a Saturday service schedule for the vacation. There shall be no service on any route with out Saturday service, together with Fast Categorical Routes 280 and 290, and the Sorrento Valley COASTER Connection.

The system additionally added a “Associates Trip Free” promotion for New Yr’s Day. Every paying grownup can deliver one visitor with them free of charge on Sunday. Youth 18 and underneath experience free with a Youth Alternative Go each day

Free rides on the MTS community, together with the additional late-night service, are made attainable because of sponsorship from the Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling Firm.

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