Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Hamilton LRT Route Map January 2017

News and Announcements

More Transit for Hamilton: 16km A-line Bus Rapid Transit to replace 2km LRT spur 
Ontario is moving forward with planning and analysis for a proposed 16km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect with the future Hamilton LRT, making it easier for families to travel around the Hamilton area. The 16km BRT route will replace the previously proposed LRT spur on James Street North. 

Request for Qualifications Issued for Hamilton B-Line Light Rail Transit
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on February 2, 2017. This invites interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process and a significant milestone. It will allow Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx to begin prequalifying interested parties.

 

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What is Light Rail Transit (LRT)?
Light Rail Transit (LRT) is a transportation system based on electrically powered light rail vehicles (LRV) that operated on a track in a segregated, right of way. Multiple LRVs, or cars, can be coupled together to form a train.  They are designed to deliver rapid, reliable and safe transportation services. 

With higher capacity than other transit systems, LRT will carry passengers in reserved transit lanes separated from regular traffic. Vehicles will be low floor with multiple entrances that are accessible to customers with all levels of mobility.

How many other cities have LRT?
More than 150 cities around the world have LRT. In Canada, LRT is either operational, planned or in construction in the following Canadian cities:  Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Waterloo, Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto.

GO Rail service

This project will include:

  • The extension of GO rail service on the Lakeshore West line from the West Harbour GO Station at James Street North to a new GO station at Centennial Parkway.
  • Construction of the Centennial Parkway GO station is expected to begin in 2017, with completion in 2019.

Frequently asked questions

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Contact us

Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6385
Email: LRT@hamilton.ca