Oceanside, CA— The North County Transit District (NCTD) is pleased to once again offer free rides on buses and trains after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, NCTD will offer the following service schedules:
Christmas Eve: On Tuesday, December 24, all NCTD buses and trains will operate on a normal schedule.
Christmas Day: On Wednesday, December 25, all NCTD buses and trains will operate on a Sunday schedule.
New Year’s Eve: On Tuesday, December 31, all NCTD buses and trains will operate on a normal schedule with additional late-night train service. The SPRINTER will operate four additional trains - two eastbound trains departing Oceanside Transit Center (1:03 a.m. and 2:03 a.m.) and two westbound trains departing Escondido Transit Center (12:03 a.m. and 1:03 a.m.). The COASTER will operate two additional trains - one southbound train departing Oceanside Transit Center (11 p.m.) and one northbound train departing Santa Fe Depot (12:45 a.m.).
After 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, all NCTD transportation services (including LIFT paratransit) will operate free of charge. This promotion does not apply to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Rail-2-Rail trains.
New Year’s Day: On Wednesday, January 1, all NCTD buses and trains will operate on a Sunday schedule.
Riders are encouraged to check the NCTD website or Rider’s Guide for accurate scheduling information during the holiday weekend. For trip planning assistance, customers can contact NCTD Customer Service at 760-966-6500 or visit GoNCTD.com.
About NCTD: The North County Transit District is a public transportation agency providing over 10 million passenger trips annually throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego. NCTD’s system includes BREEZE buses (with FLEX service), COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER hybrid rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service. NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable, and user-friendly public transportation services. For more information visit: GoNCTD.com.
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