NCTD Holiday Schedule Offers Free NYE Service

Free service does not include Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.

The North County Transit District has announced its holiday schedule for the Coaster, Sprinter and Breeze trains, including free service and late night trains on New Year's Eve.

All three train services will run on regular schedule Christmas Eve and Sunday schedule on Christmas Day. The Vista Customer Service center will be closed Christmas Eve, and the Oceanside center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas day. None of the other service centers will open that day.

The three trains, Lift and Flex services will all be free after 6 p.m. on New Years Eve. This does not include the six Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains serving all eight stations. Those trains will run on a regular schedule and valid fare is required.

Consumption of alcohol on the trains is only allowed until 9 p.m. Alcohol will be banned entirely beginning Feb. 1.

After years of controversy, the North County Transit District voted unanimously to ban drinking on the Coaster train. NBC 7’s Vanessa Herrera has more.

San Diego MTS bus and trolley lines will not offer free services, but will have extended hours New Year's Eve.

To see a full list of extra departures, special schedules and extended hours, visit NCTD's website here or call (760) 966-6500.

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