By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– CTA and Metra are offering you free and safe transportation to start the New Year.

CTA bus and train rides will be free starting at 10 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

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You don’t need your Ventra card, just hop on board your bus or train.

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The same is true for Metra trains.

Travel is free on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. Friday

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Metra is operating on a Saturday schedule Friday, but will hold the last outbound trains on the lines that are operating until at least 1:15 a.m.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff