Over the holidays, both the TTC and GO Transit are offering some free rides as we head into 2013.
Until the first couple weeks of January, while schools are out, both transit agencies will run on holiday schedules, and are offering some free rides, earlier trips and free parking over that time period.
On Christmas Eve, the TTC is allowing commuters to park for free at all of its station lots from 3 p.m. onward, while GO will run earlier homebound trips for both train and bus service.
On New Year’s Eve, the TTC is offering free rides from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. TTC is also offering free parking on Dec. 31 at all of its station lots after 3 p.m.
The extended schedule means trains on both the Yonge University Spadina and Bloor-Danforth lines will depart shortly after 3:30 a.m. giving revellers nearly two hours extra than normal to ride the subway.
The last Sheppard line train will leave for Don Mills station at 3:58 a.m. while the Scarborough RT is scheduled to run its final ride of the night at 4:07 a.m.
Subway service resumes on New Year’s Day at 6 a.m. when new fare price increases take effect.
GO Transit, which is extending service on several of its routes as of the New Year, is also offering free service after 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 on all of its trains and buses.
The regional service is also running earlier and later trips on some of its routes. For a full list of schedules visit www.gotransit.com
For more information on the TTC’s fare structure in 2013, please visit www.ttc.ca