PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Planning your New Year’s Eve just got easier. PATCO is offering free train rides from South Jersey to Philadelphia — and back — on the holiday.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Arson Charges Filed In Fire That Caused Thousands Of Dollars Of Damage At Sewell Goodwill Store
The free rides are thanks to an advertising sponsorship with Heinenken.
“The free rides are aimed at offering a responsible, convenient travel option for those who want to enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities without the worry and hassle of driving,” PATCO said.
The offer begins at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 and runs through 4 a.m. on Jan. 1. During those hours, entry gates will be open for free passage.READ MORE: Winning Million Dollar Scratch-Off Ticket Sold In Schwenksville
PATCO trains will run on a special holiday schedule with six-car trains running every 15-minutes from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and every 30 minutes from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Exact schedules and times have not yet been released.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Student Shot, Killed Near Bartram High School In Southwest Philadelphia, Police Say
It’s the third straight year PATCO has offered free rides.