Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Hamilton LRT Route Map April 2017

News and announcements

Addendum to include the 3 kilometre section from Queenston Traffic Circle to Eastgate
On April 26, 2017 Hamilton City Council voted to update the Environmental Project Report (EPR) Addendum to include the 3 kilometre section from Queenston Traffic Circle to Eastgate and submit it to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). 

Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton will work together over the coming days and weeks to analyze the potential impacts of this latest development to our project schedule, Environmental Assessment and budget. We will continue to work together with the objective of getting the project into procurement as early as this summer. 


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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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