Calgary Transit heard from customers that extended hours of service on New Year's Eve is important to them. This year they will pilot a late night New Year's Eve service. CTrains and major bus routes will be running until approximately 3 a.m. Calgary Transit will use the results of this pilot to determine if this service is valuable to Calgarians and to get a better idea of the demand for it in the future.
Here is what service on New Year's Eve will look like:
- CTrains will be running every 15 minutes with the last CTrain leaving downtown at 3 a.m.
- Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 17, 24, 112 and 301 will be running every 30-45 minutes with last trips leaving downtown at approximately 3 a.m.
To help customers out, Calgary Transit will be posting special New Year's Eve signs at downtown bus stops with extended service.
The total cost to run the extended service is approximately $100,000. Extended service not only means having buses and CTrains out there, but there is a requirement for maintenance staff, Peace Officers, Safety and Security staff, etc. In the past, Calgary Transit offered a free New Year’s Eve service after 6 p.m. This year customers will be charged regular fares to help cover the costs of providing the extra service.
Calgary Transit hopes that this extended service provides Calgarians with a way to get to and from their New Year’s Eve destination safely, especially if they have been drinking.
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