Ride for free on Peterborough Transit on New Year’s Eve

Wolfe Lawyers sponsors free late-night transit service for the third year in a row

The free New Year's Eve service on Peterborough Transit was first offered in 2015, sponsored by Wolfe Lawyers (photo: Don Vassiliadis / Twitter)
The free New Year's Eve service on Peterborough Transit was first offered in 2015, sponsored by Wolfe Lawyers (photo: Don Vassiliadis / Twitter)

For the third year in a row, you can ride Peterborough Transit free of charge on New Year’s Eve courtesy of the City of Peterborough and Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers.

Around 6,000 riders used the free New Year’s Eve service in the first two years.

“Last year was a great success with thousands of people riding the bus on New Year’s Eve,” says councillor Don Vassiliadis, the city’s transportation chair. “This year, we again want to thank our hard-working transit drivers and our corporate partner Wolfe Lawyers for making this service happen.”

Transit service will be provided free of charge on all 12 regular routes and buses between 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st and 3:20 a.m. on Monday, January 1st. The last bus will leave Peterborough’s downtown Simcoe Street terminal at 2:40 a.m.

“Wolfe Lawyers are pleased to sponsor free transit for New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row,” says Bill Wolfe. “Thanks to the efforts of our transit workers and City Hall, people in the community will have a safe and free ride to and from home on New Year’s Eve, making sure we all have a happy and healthy 2018.”

Handi-Van service will also run during the same hours, with as many as two vans in service. Handi-Van customer service staff will accept trip request bookings from eligible clients until 12:20 a.m. and service will continue until 3:20 a.m.

Handi-van bookings are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Handi-van riders wishing to travel during peak times are encouraged to reserve their trips in advance.

Details regarding the hours of operation and route maps are available at www.peterborough.ca/transit, and will also be available at the downtown transit terminal.

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