Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

December 21, 2007 10:09 ET

Free Ride Home on New Year's Eve Courtesy of Capital One

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2007) - For the first time since the late 1970's, TTC service will be free from 12:01 to 4:00 a.m. on January 1, 2008. In other words, there's a free ride home waiting for you following New Year's Eve celebrations, courtesy of Capital One, a local employer and one of the largest credit card issuers in Canada.

"Capital One is proud to support the efforts that the TTC and MADD are undertaking to ensure the safety of our community," said Bill Cilluffo, President, Capital One Canada. "We strive to ensure that our actions make a positive contribution in the marketplace and in the communities in which we live and work. By eliminating the hassles associated with transportation on New Year's Eve, we're helping make our community a safer place."

TTC Chair Adam Giambrone said: "On behalf of the TTC, I would like to thank Capital One for their help in providing extended service on New Year's Eve, making sure people have a safe way home by public transit."

MADD Toronto Chapter is pleased to partner with the TTC and Capital One on New Year's Eve. Impaired driving remains Canada's number one criminal cause of death. On average, each and every day, 4 Canadians are killed and 187 Canadians are injured in impaired driving crashes.

Chapter President Mary Sultana said, "For the many, many impaired driving victims and their families, New Year's Eve celebrations will never be the same. Our message is 'Don't drive while impaired.' Don't get into a vehicle with someone who is impaired. Don't let your family and friends drive after consuming alcohol or drugs. If you drink, plan to leave your car at home and take the TTC."

MADD Toronto Chapter also would like to thank Capital One for their financial sponsorship. "Capital One cares that Toronto residents get home safely after an evening of celebrations. Together, we can all make this New Year's Eve a happy and safe one."

The TTC is extending its service on New Year's Eve to accommodate customers returning home from midnight celebrations.

New Year's Eve TTC service

- Most bus and streetcar routes with late-evening service continue until 3:00 a.m.

- Extra trips on all Blue Night routes between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

Yonge-University-Spadina Subway

- Last trains leave Union Station at 3:32 a.m. for Finch Station and 3:36 a.m. for Downsview Station.

Bloor-Danforth Subway

- Last trains leave Bloor-Yonge Station at 3:37 a.m. for Kipling Station, and at 3:34 a.m. for Kennedy Station.

Scarborough RT

- Last train leaves Kennedy Station at 4:04 a.m. for McCowan Station.

Sheppard Subway

- Last train on the Sheppard Subway leaves Sheppard-Yonge Station at 3:58 a.m. for Don Mills Station.

For more information on holiday transit schedules, the public should call 416 393-4636 (INFO), seven days a week, or log on to www.ttc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741
    Website: www.ttc.ca