Free on NYE AAA Tipsy Tow & the Coaster


Don’t be a statistic, don’t drink and drive this New Years, there are plenty of options that are free.  All North County Transit District modes will operate a “Holiday Schedule” on New Year’s Day. Regular service will be provided on New Year’s Eve.  The COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE, LIFT and FLEX will offer free service after 6 p.m., December 31st, and the COASTER and SPRINTER will run additional late-night trains.

An additional southbound COASTER train will depart Oceanside at 10:10 p.m. and arrive at Santa Fe Depot at 11:10. A northbound COASTER will depart Santa Fe Depot at 12:45 a.m. and arrive in Oceanside at 1:45.  The SPRINTER will have extended hourly service from Escondido 9:03 p.m. to 1:03 a.m., and from Oceanside 10:03 p.m. to 1:03 a.m. A final trip will depart Oceanside at 2:03 a.m. connecting with the final COASTER.  For detailed information about the Holiday Schedule and customer service hours, please visit

Statistics show that traffic-related fatalities increase significantly around the holidays. As such, the Auto Club sponsors a complimentary Tipsy Tow service on New Year’s Eve, which offers free rides to drivers who have been drinking. Tipsy Tow service provides a complimentary ride and vehicle tow up to seven miles from the point of pickup to drivers who have consumed alcohol on New Year’s Eve. Tipsy Tow service is available to members and non-members. Ask for a Tipsy Tow by calling 1-800-400-4222.  Stay Classy San Diego – Don’t drink and drive!

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