RDN Transit will not provide extended service on New Year’s Eve and the wee hours of New Year’s Day now that New Year’s Eve parties have been cancelled due to COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

RDN Transit will not provide extended service on New Year’s Eve and the wee hours of New Year’s Day now that New Year’s Eve parties have been cancelled due to COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo cancels extended transit service on New Year’s Eve

Other holiday service hours are not impacted

B.C.’s lastest pandemic public health orders have resulted in the cancellation of New Year’s Eve events and closure of some establishments, and so buses won’t run later that night as had been originally planned.

The Regional District of Nanaimo is cancelling the extended service portion of its New Year’s Eve transit service.

Transit service on Dec. 31 will now end at 12:30 a.m. Free transit will continue to be provided from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. that evening. Other holiday service hours are not impacted and remain as follows:

• Dec. 20-24: reduced weekday service (no ‘S’ trips; same as summer schedule)

• Dec. 25: Sunday-level service

• Dec. 26: Saturday-level service

• Dec. 31: reduced weekday service (no ‘S’ trips; same as summer schedule) free evening service from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

• Jan. 1-2: Sunday-level service

• Jan. 3: return to regular service

To keep up to date on transit services in the RDN, subscribe to transit alerts at bctransit.com/nanaimo/schedules-and-maps and visit rdn.bc.ca/adverse-weather-routing.

READ MORE: Regional District of Nanaimo cancels events due to rising cases of COVID-19

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