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Ward 6 News: Calgary Transit is Extending Hours for New Year's Eve

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Calgary Transit is exited to pilot this year a late night New Year’s Eve service. CTrains and major bus routes will be running until approximately 3 a.m.  Calgary Transit is using the pilot to determine if this service is valuable to Calgarians and to get a better idea if there is a larger demand for it in the future. 

Service for New Year’s Eve:

• 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, 301, and 302 SE BRT 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 extended service is approximately $100,000. Extended service not only means having buses and CTrains out there, but they will need maintenance staff, Peace Officers, Safety and Security staff, etc. In the past, Calgary Transit has offered free New Year’s Eve service after 6 p.m. This year, they will be charging customers regular fares to help cover the costs of providing the extra service.

Taking transit is more than point A to B; it is about connecting people to the places that they care about. We are hoping that this extended service provides you with a way to get to and from your New Year’s Eve destination safely. Please be safe. Don’t drink and drive.

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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