Hamilton’s public transit system, The Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), is an affordable, safe, efficient and accessible transportation option. Using an environmentally sustainable fleet of 251 fully accessible buses, in 2017, the HSR provided more than 865,000 hours of fixed route public transit service seven days a week, 22 hours per day, 365 days a year. From 2,259 bus stops, the HSR carried 21,409,296 customers annually.

We align with the City's Strategic Priorities:

Clean & Green

The HSR is an environmentally sustainable transportation option. Greater use of public transit systems in a community can reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality using an eco-friendly fleet.

Built Environment & Infrastructure

The HSR is part of a city-wide integrated transportation system that links together road, transit, cycling and walking options, to all corners of our community.

Number of kms between collisions

29,052 km

Bus kilometers traveled without a collision

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% of routes that operate on-time per quarter 


On-time performance is defined as being no more two minutes early and not more than five minutes late compared to the published schedule.

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Cancelled Service

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Typical HSR time of operation is Monday to Friday 5 am to 2 am, with route frequency ranging from every 60 minutes to every 15 minutes or less. The major factors that impact cancelled service hours include the availability of a bus operator, a bus and severe weather conditions.

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