Ministry of Transportation
Ontario Moving Forward with More Transit Options for Hamilton
New 16 km Rapid Transit Line Would Connect the Waterfront with Hamilton Airport
Hamilton, ON – Feb 2, 2017
Ontario is moving forward with planning for a proposed 16 km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect the Hamilton waterfront to Hamilton International Airport, making it easier for people to travel across the city.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was joined by Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger today to announce the proposed line, which would also connect to the Hamilton Street Railway, the future Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, GO Transit buses, and the Hamilton GO Centre and West Harbour GO stations. Connections to key destinations such as Mohawk College, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, and the West Harbour area will also be explored during the planning phase, and details such as the number of stops will be determined through further study by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton.
The 16 km BRT replaces a previously-proposed 2 km LRT spur, based on analysis and feedback received through public consultations in the fall. Together with the 11km LRT, which will have 14 stops along Main and King Streets, and feature new, modern light rail vehicles with service from McMaster University to Queenston Circle, these two projects will provide rapid, reliable and convenient transit to families and commuters in the Hamilton area.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Building more transit options for commuters and families is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.