Light Rail Transit (LRT)

transit map of the LRT route

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NOTICE TO PROCEED WITH HAMILTON B-LINE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT) PROJECT
An addendum to the Environmental Project Report (EPR) for the Hamilton B-Line Light Rail Transit Project, including a summary and all other required documents, was submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on May 29, 2017, with amendments completed on July 10, 2017. A 35-day Minister review period was completed on August 2, 2017. The LRT Office received official correspondence that the Hamilton B-Line LRT project can proceed as amended on July 10, 2017.

Hamilton LRT 2017 EPR Addendum - Proponent Letter (PDF, 637 KB)
Hamilton LRT 2017 EPR Addendum – Minister’s Notice to Allow a Change (PDF, 332 KB)

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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.

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