You can catch the ferry or light rail a bit later this day

NORFOLK — Hampton Roads Transit will operate The Tide light rail and the Elizabeth River Ferry services until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day for the benefit of people who may be participating in any of the numerous New Year’s Eve events in downtown Norfolk or Portsmouth.

Rail service will run every 30 minutes starting at 9 p.m. Dec. 31.

Light rail trains have numerous stops in downtown Norfolk.

The last train will leave MacArthur Square for Newtown Road at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1.

Normally, service stops at 11 p.m. on weekdays.

Parking is free at Ballentine/Broad Creek, Military Highway and Newtown Road train stations.

For customers of the Elizabeth River Ferry, the last boat leaving Waterside will be 1:45 a.m. Jan. 1.

Ferry service will operate every 30 minutes.

The additional service is being provided by the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth in support of events celebrating the year’s end.

Waterside District is hosting a large party, New Year’s Eve Live, while the Hilton Norfolk The Main is also hosting special events.

Both locations are served by the MacArthur Square light rail station.

HRT will provide regular weekday bus service.

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