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Fall Schedules

10 B Line expands to evenings and Saturdays!
We want to get you to your destination faster. That’s why this fall the B Line is increasing frequency and expanding to include later weekday evening and Saturday service.

  • Weekday service will run from 6 am until 10 pm
  • Saturday service will run from 8 am until 10 pm

And to make the B Line even more convenient for customers, stops have been added in both directions at Wellington, Melrose and the Delta (Main/King) to provide greater accessibility to express service.

Minor changes to several routes

  • 1 King
  • 2 Barton
  • 20 A Line
  • 21 Upper Kenilworth
  • 24 Upper Sherman
  • 25 Upper Wentworth
  • 26 Upper Wellington
  • 34 Upper Paradise
  • 41 Mohawk
  • 55 Stoney Creek Central
  • 58 Stoney Creek Local

Seasonal changes for fall effective Sunday September 1

For updated schedules and routes, visit hamilton.ca/hsr or pick up a route timetable from HSR Customer Service (36 Hunter St. E) and at the MacNab Transit Terminal. You can also use our new mobile-friendly, online trip planner with real time information.

Learn more about the trip planner at  hamilton.ca/hsrnow

9 Rock Gardens
Route 9 will continue to run on Sundays until November 10th.

51 University
Students are back and so are the University buses!

August 26 to 31 McMaster’s Orientation Week Saturday schedule
September 1 and 2 (Labour Day) No Service
September 3 New fall regular schedule begin

Now that you can take the B Line on Saturdays, route 51 Saturday service will not run as often.

Changes to serve you better

4 Bayfront
To better ensure we’re on time, we’ve added another bus during midday periods. Frequency will shift to every 20 minutes during service hours.

6 Aberdeen / 7 Locke / 8 York
We’ve invested in smaller buses, you’ll now see our new 30-foot buses on routes 7 and 8. With this change, route 7 and 8 buses are not interlined with route 6 anymore during weekday peak periods, which means you may have to transfer between buses. If you’re travelling between route 6 and routes 7/8 during peak periods, visit our mobile-friendly online trip planner to find out if your bus is continuing.

Reminder: Route 7 Locke will continue to be on detour until construction is completed, expected in November

18 Waterdown
Beginning this fall, Burlington Transit’s 1X no longer goes into Aldershot GO Station. If you’re traveling on route 18 and you want to go to downtown Hamilton, stay on board the bus until you reach Plains Road. We’ve extended our route 18 service so you can travel to Plains Road after leaving the Aldershot GO Station. You can connect to the Burlington 1X service at Plains Road

22 Upper Ottawa
Weekday bus service has come to Red Hill Business Park! During weekdays, from 5:30am to 9:50am and from 2:10pm to 6:25pm, route 22 buses will come directly to the bus shelter on Glover Road. If you’re travelling during off peak periods, evenings and weekends, you can use Trans-Cab to travel to the business park for your regular fare plus a $0.50 cent premium.

44 Rymal and 56 Centennial
Rymal buses now run more frequently, every 20 minutes. We’ve also extended route 44 to Walmart on Centennial Parkway to get you to your shopping destination. Now that you can take route 44 to Walmart, route 56 won’t run on weekdays anymore.

Fare Changes

As part of investing in the 10-Year Local Transit Strategy, fares as of September 1, 2019 are:


  • Cash $3.25
  • Paper ticket or Presto
    Single Ride $2.50
  • Paper Pass or Presto
    Monthly Pass $110.00

5 to 19 years old

  • Cash  $3.25
  • Paper ticket  or Presto
    Single Ride $2.05
  • Paper Pass or Presto
    Monthly Pass $90.20

 65 years and over. Available on PRESTO only

  • Cash $3.25
  • Single Ride $2.05
  • Monthly Pass $32.50
  • Annual Pass $325.00
  • Golden Age Pass (Aged 80 years and over) FREE


  • Max 6 customers/Max 2 adults $15.00


  • New or replacement card $6.00
    Plus a minimum of a $10.00 fare purchase

Tickets that expire on August 31, 2019 can be used in the month of September. You will need to add $0.10 to your expired Adult ticket or $0.05 to your Child/Youth ticket when you pay your fare. You can also upgrade your ticket(s) or put them on a PRESTO card at our Customer Service Centre at 36 Hunter St. E. (Hamilton GO Centre).

Statutory Holidays

Our service will operate on Sunday/Holiday schedules on the following dates:

  • September 2 Labour Day
  • October 14 Thanksgiving

Upcoming Detours

Construction projects can impact HSR service and may require temporary detours or may cause delays in service. To stay up to date on current HSR Detours and Service Updates visit www.hamilton.ca/HSRdetours.

Help us (Re)envision the HSR!

Almost 6,000 Customers and Hamilton residents took the survey. Don’t worry if you missed it, we’ve launched a digital engagement platform for you to share your ideas and learn more about upcoming projects and announcements. You can sign up to receive newsletter updates and follow along to see where our project team is headed in the community.

Join the conversation at hamilton.ca/myhsr

Did You Know?
Service animals are welcome on the bus at all times when it’s clear it’s required for your disability, or confirmation is provided. All other animals are allowed on board too, but only if they are in an animal-carrier device,  and if the bus is not crowded and it’s not an inconvenience to other passengers

Mountain Climber has expanded to more locations

Mountain Climber Logo - Illustration of a bicycle and a busMountain Climber is now climbing more mountains. Take a ride on one of our buses up or down the escarpment for free. It’s easy! Wait at one of the marked stops, secure your bike to the bike rack on the front of the bus and then hop on to enjoy the ride!

Let the operator know that you’re riding as a Mountain Climber and make sure to get off the bus at the first stop at the top or bottom of the escarpment.

Be a Mountain Climber at:

  • Beckett Drive Access (Routes 34, 34A)
  • Centennial Parkway South/Upper Centennial Parkway (Route 44)
  • James Mountain Road/West 5th Access (Routes 20, 21, 33, 35)
  • Jolley Cut/Arkledun Avenue (Routes 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)
  • Kenilworth Access (Routes 41, 41A)
  • Red Hill Valley Parkway (Routes 11)
  • Waterdown Road/Mill Street South (Route 18)
  • Wilson Street East (Routes 5A/5C)

Text Us for Your Next Bus

HSR Next Bus Text Screenshot

You can now text us to receive the departure time of the next three buses at your stop.  If more than one route passes your stop, you’ll get the next five bus times. To get your next bus information, start a new text message:

  • Enter “25370” in the To field
  • Enter “HSRnow  ####” in the Message field, where #### is your stop number
  • Send your message and within a minute, you’ll receive your next bus information
  • Add this number to your contacts to make it easier to send.

This service is free if you have unlimited text messaging. Your phone plan’s standard text messaging rates will apply. To learn about all the ways you can plan your trips and get your next bus information, including the new mobile-friendly online trip planner, visit www.hamilton.ca/HSRnow

HSR Customer Service Line

Recommendations, complaints  or requests?
Phone: 905-527-4441
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Email: hsrserve@hamilton.ca

HSR Information Line

Find out about bus routes, a bus check number or speak to an information clerk
Phone: 905-527-4441
Hours: 7:30 am to 8 pm, 7 days per week

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