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The Hamilton Fire Department would like to know how residents feel about the services we are providing. Your responses will help identify what is important to you, where we are performing well and areas where we can improve.

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Le Service des incendies souhaite que les résidents donnent leur avis sur les services offerts.  Vos réponses nous aideront à identifier ce qui est important pour vous, ce que nous faisons bien et ce que nous devons améliorer.

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Service at a Glance

Is a PRESTO card right for me?

PRESTO is an electronic fare system that allows transit users in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to use a single fare card to move between and within transit systems. Benefits of PRESTO:

  • Cheaper than a regular cash fare
  • No more searching for exact change
  • No more paper transfers
  • Reduces transferring from HSR to GO Train fares by $1.70
  • Automatic and online reload options
How much does it cost to ride the bus?

There is no fare increase for 2017.

HSR Customers can continue using their current 2016-2017 tickets. Tickets with an expiry date of August 31, 2017 will remain valid until further notice.

Do I need HSR Photo ID?

You need HSR Photo ID if:

  • You are attempting to ride the HSR at a reduced rate
  • You are a Secondary School student using a student fare
  • You are a senior (residents age 65 to 79) using a senior fare or a Golden Age Pass holder (age 80 years or older)
  • You are a person with a disability boarding with a support person.
  • You are a support worker travelling with a rider needing assistance
  • You have lost your Student Photo ID or did not get one from your school
How do I transfer from HSR to Burlington Transit?

Upon payment of your HSR fare, please ask the driver for a transfer to connect to the Burlington service when you’ve reached the Aldershot GO, Burlington Terminal or King & James.

  • Transfers are accepted by all Burlington Transit drivers to continue your trip.
  • Paper transfer are not required when using your PRESTO card.