Free New Year’s service on Hamilton Street Railway transit, as well as GO trains and buses


Published December 29, 2023 at 2:17 pm

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If you’d rather leave the car at home before you head to the New Year’s Eve party in downtown Hamilton, or Dundas, or anywhere else Hamilton Street Railway buses can take you, it will be a free ride anytime after six p.m. Sunday night.

HSR will be running a Sunday level of service (so, normal) on New Year’s Eve, with all routes that operate past 10 p.m. extended to get you home safe after the party.

The last downtown trips will leave the Frank Cooke Terminal at 12:30 a.m. or 1 a.m. on most routes.

If your New Year’s Eve adventures are taking you further afield, Metrolinx can help you there as well, with all GO Train and GO Bus routes free after 7 p.m., with the free service running until 8 a.m. January 1.

GO Transit will also be running 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 to help them get home safely:

  • 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.

Extra GO Bus service is also planned for New Year’s Eve, and the 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.

West Harbour GO Station

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