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Heat Alert
July 22, 2016 - 12:27pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016.

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016. An Extended Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last three or more consecutive days with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater then or equal to 20°C OR Humidex of 40°C or greater. 

Current details

An extended period of hot and humid weather will continue today and persist into the weekend. High temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 33°C today with accompanying humidex values of over 40°C also anticipated.

For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

Alert
July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Summer Bus News
June 13, 2016 - 1:15pm

Get the latest news on summer schedule changes effective June 26, 2016

HSR schedule changes are effective Sunday, June 26 to Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • HSR summer schedules and seasonal routes

Summer Schedules

These routes will have a summer Weekday schedule effective Sunday, June 26 to Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Seasonal HSR Routes

Route 51 - UNIVERSITY - does not operate during the summer months.
Route 56 - CENTENNIAL - will operate to and from the Wild Waterworks during their summer season.
Route 99 - WATERFRONT SHUTTLE - will operate daily starting Sunday June 26th until Monday September 5th, 2016.  It's Free!

Special Events

Date: Friday, July 1, 2016 
Event: Canada Day Celebration
Time: 4 to 11:30 pm
Details: HSR will provide a free shuttle between downtown Hamilton and Pier 4 park

Date: Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7
Event: Festival of Friends
Details: HSR will provide shuttles from MacNab Terminal area to the Ancaster Fairgrounds.  For more details, visit www.festivaloffriends.ca.  Regular fares apply.  

Date: Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28
Event: Winona Peach Festival
Details: HSR will provide free shuttles from Eastgate Square to Winona Park. Please donate to their food drive.  For more details visit www.winonapeach.com.

Date: Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25
Event: Ancaster Fair
Details: HSR will provide shuttles from Meadowlands and MacNab Terminal area to the Ancaster Fairgrounds.  For more details visit www.ancasterfair.ca. Regular fares apply.  

Move to the back of the bus

As you know, the front of the bus can get congested with personal mobility devices and strollers/buggies.  If you do not have one of these devices or need the special front seating, please move to the back of the bus, this allows for more passengers to board the bus.  Our passengers do not like to be passed by when the bus is full at the front and there is room at the back.

The Ti-Cats and HSR

The Hamilton Street Railway in partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, allow fans to board HSR and Darts vehicles for free with a valid game day ticket.  This program is offered for all Tiger-Cats' home games and is valid only on home game days, three hours prior to kick-off until end of service.

We also offer free shuttle service to Tim Hortons Field on home game days two hours before the official game time. The same shuttle will be there after the game ends to take you to the four destinations; Lime Ridge Mall, Eastgate Square, University Plaza and the corner of King & Hughson.  Designated parking areas are marked at the shopping centres to leave your vehicle and hop onto an HSR bus.  Darts clients will need to pre-book their trip.  More details available.

Second Hand Smoke

The City of Hamilton has a Smoke-Free Workplace Policy to protect their employees from the potential hazards related to direct exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (also known as second hand smoke).  
Please DO NOT:

  • Enter the bus while exhaling smoke into the vehicle or at the drivers' face
  • Smoke inside HSR shelters or close to others waiting at bus stop areas

All materials used for smoking, including cigarette butts, should be extinguished and disposed of in appropriate containers.

Please ride with Courtesy, Compassion and Respect for our Operators and other passengers.

Transfer Policy

If using cash or paper tickets, and you need a transfer to complete your trip, ask the Operator when you board.  If using PRESTO, a transfer is automatically written to your card.  Remember, the expiry time is printed on your transfer and you can not use it after that time; if it expires, you pay another fare.

Old HSR Tickets

Current early series 2016 HSR tickets can be used between September 1st and September 30, 2016 with additional money.  Add an additional $0.15 to adult tickets and an additional $0.10 to student tickets and use them until September 30, 2016.  They will not be accepted in the fare box after that date.

Buying Tickets & Passes

To ensure that you are charged the correct price, buy your HSR tickets and passes from authorized vendors only.
Check out the vendor list our call information at 905-527-4441 to find your closest location.  Look for the HSR vendor decal on the store front window.

Summer Youth Pass

The Summer Youth Pass is offered on PRESTO only.  This pass is for Elementary and Secondary school students.
Passes will be available to load after June 17th and are valid July 1 to August 31, 2016.  The cost of the pass is $79.20 for the summer ~ that's a savings of $79.20!  

If you don't already have a PRESTO card, there is an initial $6.00 fee to obtain a PRESTO card.
Students must present a valid student photo ID card when boarding any bus when paying with a student fare.

This pass is only available at: 
HSR Customer Service Centre
36 Hunter St. E - Hamilton GO Centre 
Hamilton City Hall
71 Main St. W., Hamilton
Dundas Municipal Service Centre
60 Main St. E., Dundas
Any local Fortinos store.  

Fare Changes - September 1

Cash
(Adult, Student, Senior) - $3

Adult
Paper Ticket or PRESTO - $2.30
Paper or PRESTO Monthly Pass - $101.20

Student
(Elementary/Secondary)
Person between the ages of 5 and 19 who
attends an Elementary or Secondary school
in the City of Hamilton. All Secondary
students must present their HSR photo
ID when using a Student fare.
Paper Ticket or PRESTO - $1.90
Paper or PRESTO Monthly Pass - $83.60

Senior
(persons age 65+, PRESTO Only)
PRESTO Single Ride - $1.90
PRESTO Monthly Pass - $26.50
PRESTO Senior Annual Pass - $265.00

Day Pass
Unlimited travel on all regularly scheduled
routes for a maximum of 6 people with a
maximum of 2 adults for that day - $13.80

Trans-Cab Program
A 50 cent Trans-Cab premium is charged in
addition to the HSR fare.

HSR Transit System Map

School Extra Service

Description: 
The HSR adds extra service on a number of routes to help out with passenger loading during peak time periods.

Operating Hours:
Service operates on school days only during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Times may be changed in the event of early school dismissals.


Summer Schedule

Effective Sunday, June 26 to Saturday Septmeber 3, 2016

Route 3 -CANNON summer schedule and route map (PDF, 287 KB)
Route 4 - BAYFRONT- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 335 KB)
Route 6 - ABERDEEN - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 712 KB)
Route 7 - LOCKE- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 712 KB)
Route 8 - YORK - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 712 KB)
Route 21 - UPPER KENILWORTH - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 497 KB)
Route 22 - UPPER OTTAWA - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 423 KB)
Route 23 - UPPER GAGE- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 342 KB)
Route 24 - UPPER SHERMAN - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 738 KB)
Route 27 - UPPER JAMES - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 367 KB)
Route 33 - SANATORIUM - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 355 KB)
Route 34 - UPPER PARADISE - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 389 KB)
Route 35 - COLLEGE - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 735 KB)
Route 41 - MOHAWK - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 580 KB)
Route 56 - CENTENNIAL- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 259 KB)


Route 1 - KING

Description:
The KING route serves lower Hamilton east - west from McMaster Medical Centre in the west to Eastgate Square in the east.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 1 - KING schedule and route map (PDF, 878 KB) 


Route 2 - BARTON

Description:
The BARTON route is an east - west route that stretches from downtown Hamilton in the west to Stoney Creek in the east.

Stoney Creek Trans-Cab Service operates Monday through Saturday as an extension of Route 2.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 2 - BARTON schedule and route map (PDF, 392 KB) Effective March 27, 2016


Route 3 - CANNON

Description:
The CANNON route is an east-west route that travels from downtown Hamilton in the west to just past Parkdale Ave. in the east.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week with limited service in the evening.

PDF schedules:
Route 3 - CANNON schedule and route map (PDF, 344 KB)
Route 3 -CANNON summer schedule and route map (PDF, 287 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 4 - BAYFRONT

Description:
The BAYFRONT route is both an east-west and a north-south route servicing the north end of the city from downtown to the Greenhill area near Red Hill Valley.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 4 - BAYFRONT schedule and route map (PDF, 333 KB) Effective March 27, 2016
Route 4 - BAYFRONT summer schedule and route map (PDF, 335 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 5 - DELAWARE

Description:
The DELAWARE route serves east - west lower Hamilton including Dundas, Ancaster and Stoney Creek. 

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 5 - DELAWARE schedule and route map (PDF, 606 KB) Effective March 27, 2016


Route 6 - ABERDEEN

Description:
The ABERDEEN route is both an east-west and a north-south route servicing the south-west end of the city from then downtown.

This route is interlined with 7 LOCKE and 8 YORK.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 6 - ABERDEEN schedule and route map (PDF, 499 KB)
Route 6 - ABERDEEN - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 712 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 7 - LOCKE

Description:
The LOCKE route is both an east-west and a north-south route servicing the south-west end of the city from then downtown.

This route is interlined with 6 ABERDEEN and 8 YORK.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 7 - LOCKE schedule and route map (PDF, 499 KB)
Route 7 - LOCKE- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 712 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 8 - YORK

Description:
The YORK route is both an east-west and a north-south route servicing the south-west end of the city from then downtown.

This route is interlined with 6 ABERDEEN and 7 LOCKE.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 8 - YORK schedule and route map (PDF, 499 KB)
Route 8 - YORK - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 712 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 9 - ROCK GARDENS

Description:
The ROCK GARDENS route operates from James and Main to Rock Gardens, Woodland Cemetery and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and stops only at designated bus stops. In Woodland and Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries, the bus will stop anywhere on request.

Operating Hours:
Service runs Sundays and Holidays only from mid-morning to early evening.

Service runs Sunday, May 8 to Sunday, November 13, 2016.

PDF schedules:
Route 9 - ROCK GARDENS schedule and route map (PDF, 964 KB)


Route 10 - B LINE EXPRESS

Description:
The B LINE EXPRESS route is an east-west route traveling from University Plaza in the west end to Eastgate Square in the east end. 

This route is interlined with 55 STONEY CREEK CENTRAL and 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL.

Operating Hours:
Service runs Weekdays only from early morning to evening.


Route 11 - PARKDALE

Description:
The PARKDALE route travels the furthest north of all HSR routes, looping at the Burlington Bus Terminal. This route also travels along an expressway.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 11 - PARKDALE schedule and route map (PDF, 309 KB)


Route 12 - WENTWORTH

Description:
The WENTWORTH route runs on a clockwise loop using Wentworth, Stinson, Victoria and Burlington Streets. 

Operating Hours:
Service runs during peak periods, on Weekdays only. There is no Saturday, Sunday or Holiday service.

PDF schedules:
Route 12 - WENTWORTH schedule and route map (PDF, 964 KB)


Route 16 - ANCASTER

Description:
The ANCASTER route travels between Meadowlands Transit Terminal and the shopping complex at Wilson and Garner.

This route is interlined with 43 - STONE CHURCH.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday with separate am/ pm routing and Eastbound/ Westbound routing. There is no Sunday or Holiday service.

PDF schedules:
Route 16 - ANCASTER schedule and route map (PDF, 964 KB)


Route 18 - WATERDOWN

Description:
The WATERDOWN route serves the community of Waterdown and connects its residents to GO Transit commuter services via the Aldershot GO Station.

This route also makes connections with Burlington Transit Route 1 - PLAINS at the Aldershot GO station.

Operating Hours:
Service runs Weekdays during am and pm peak periods and Saturdays. There is no service on Sundays or Holidays.


Route 20 - A LINE EXPRESS

Description:
The A LINE EXPRESS is a north-south express route that travels from downtown Hamilton to the Hamilton International Airport. The route also stops on the Fennell campus of Mohawk College.

Glanbrook Trans-Cab service runs Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 7 pm as an extension of Route 20.

Park N' Ride: HSR Mountain Transit Centre on Upper James, with platforms for Route 20 - A LINE and Route 27 - UPPER JAMES.

Operating Hours:
Service runs Weekdays during peak periods. There is no Saturday, Sunday or Holiday service.

PDF schedules:
Route 20 - A LINE EXPRESS schedule and route map (PDF, 337 KB) Effective March 27, 2016
Route 20 - A LINE EXPRESS schedule and route map (PDF, 326 KB) Effective June 26, 2016


Route 21 - UPPER KENILWORTH

Description:
The UPPER KENILWORTH is a north-south route that travels from the MacNab Terminal Platform #7 to Upper Mount Albion and Stone Church

This route has extended to Upper Mount Albion and Stone Church. The bus loop at Limeridge and Mountain Brow is no longer serviced.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 21 - UPPER KENILWORTH schedule and route map (PDF, 498 KB)  Effective March 27, 2016
Route 21 - UPPER KENILWORTH - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 497 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 22 - UPPER OTTAWA

Description:
The UPPER OTTAWA travels from the MacNab Terminal Platform #1 to Upper Ottawa and Rymal Road.

This route in interlined with Route 23 - UPPER GAGE and Route 24 - UPPER SHERMAN.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 22 - UPPER OTTAWA schedule and route map (PDF, 482 KB)
Route 22 - UPPER OTTAWA summer schedule and route map (PDF, 423 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 23 - UPPER GAGE

Description:
The UPPER GAGE route travels from the MacNab Terminal Platform #2 to Upper Gage and Rymal Road.

This route is interlined with Route 22 - UPPER OTTAWA and Route 24 - UPPER SHERMAN.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 23 - UPPER GAGE schedule and route map (PDF, 398 KB)
Route 23 - UPPER GAGE- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 342 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 24 - UPPER SHERMAN

Description:
The UPPER SHERMAN route travels from the MacNab Terminal Platform #2 to Upper Gage and Rymal Road.

This route is interlined with Route 22 - UPPER OTTAWA and Route 23 - UPPER GAGE.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 24 - UPPER SHERMAN schedule and route map (PDF, 412 KB)
Route 24 - UPPER SHERMAN - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 738 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 25 - UPPER WENTWORTH

Description:
The UPPER WENTWORTH route travels north - south from the MacNab Terminal Platform #3 to Limeridge Mall Terminal Platform #3.

This route is interlined with Route 26 - UPPER WELLINGTON.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.


Route 26 - UPPER WELLINGTON

Description:
The UPPER WELLINGTON route travels north - south from the MacNab Terminal Platform #4 to Limeridge Mall Terminal Platform #4.

This route is interlined with Route 25 - UPPER WENTWORTH.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.


Route 27 - UPPER JAMES

Description:
The UPPER JAMES route travels north - south from the MacNab Terminal Platform #5 to the Mountain Transit Centre in Glanbrook.

This route is interlined with Route 35 - COLLEGE.

Glanbrook Trans-Cab service runs Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 7 pm as an extension of Route 27.

Park N' Ride: HSR Mountain Transit Centre on Upper James, with platforms for Route 20 - A LINE and Route 27 - UPPER JAMES.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 27 - UPPER JAMES schedule and route map (PDF, 419 KB)
Route 27 - UPPER JAMES - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 367 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3
 


Route 33 - SANATORIUM

Description:
The SANATORIUM route travels north - south from the MacNab Terminal Platform #7 to the Scenic Loop.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 33 - SANATORIUM schedule and route map (PDF, 369 KB)  Effective March 27, 2016
Route 33 - SANATORIUM - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 355 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 34 - UPPER PARADISE

Description:
The UPPER PARADISE route travels north - south from downtown Hamilton at King/ James to the Upper Horning and Glancaster Loops.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 34 - UPPER PARADISE schedule and route map (PDF, 446 KB)
Route 34 - UPPER PARADISE - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 389 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 35 - COLLEGE

Description:
The COLLEGE route travels north - south from downtown Hamilton at the MacNab Terminal Platform #6 to St. Elizabeth Village.

Glanbrook Trans-Cab Service operates Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 7 pm as an extension of Route 35.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 35 - COLLEGE schedule and route map (PDF, 365 KB) Effective March 27, 2016
Route 35 - COLLEGE - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 735 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 41 - MOHAWK

Description:
The MOHAWK route travels both east - west and north - south from downtown Hamilton at Gage/ Industrial to the Meadowlands Terminal.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 41 - MOHAWK schedule and route map (PDF, 676 KB)
Route 41 - MOHAWK - summer schedule and route map (PDF, 580 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 43 - STONE CHURCH

Description:
The STONE CHURCH route travels east - west from Highland at Saltfleet School to the Meadowlands Terminal.

This route interlignes with Route 16 - ANCASTER.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 43 - STONE CHURCH schedule and route map (PDF, 640 KB)


Route 44 - RYMAL

Description:
The RYMAL route travels east - west from Eastgate Square to Ancaster Business Park.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.

PDF schedules:
Route 44 - RYMAL schedule and route map (PDF, 738 KB)


Route 51 - UNIVERSITY

Description:
The UNIVERSITY route travels east - west from downtown Hamilton at the GO Station Platform #17 to West Hamilton Loop.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from morning until evening. There is no Sunday/ Holiday service.

This route operates from the beginning of September to the end of April.

PDF schedules:
Route 51 - UNIVERSITY schedule and route map (PDF, 380 KB)


Route 52A - DUNDAS Local

Description:
The DUNDAS Local route travels north - south from Orchard/ Pleasant to York/ Watson's Lane Loop.

Operating Hours:
Service runs Weekdays during Peak Periods only. There is no service on Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays.


Route 55 - STONEY CREEK Central

Description:
The STONEY CREEK Central route travels east - west from Eastgate Terminal Platform #2 to Jones and HWY #8. There is limited service for Route 55 eastbound buses from Jones at Barton and Barton at Fruitland.

Route 55A eastbound buses service the Levi Loop and start out at Eastgate Platform #2.

On weekdays some trips on this route are interlined with Route 10 - B LINE EXPRESS.

On Sundays, some trips on this route are interlined with Route 58 - STONEY CREEK Local.

Stoney Creek Trans-Cab service operates Monday through Saturday as an extension of Routes 55 and 55A.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight.


Route 56 - CENTENNIAL

Description:
The CENTENNIAL route travels north - south from Eastgate Terminal Platform #3 to Lakeland Community Centre.

This route makes seasonal stops to Confederation Park/ Wild Waterworks. When the Park is closed for the season, this route does not enter the Park.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the mid-morning until early evening.

PDF schedules:
Route 56 - CENTENNIAL schedule and route map (PDF, 281 KB)
Route 56 - CENTENNIAL- summer schedule and route map (PDF, 259 KB) Effective June 26 to September 3


Route 58 - STONEY CREEK Local

Description:
The STONEY CREEK Local route travels east - west from Eastgate Terminal Platform #1 to 342 King.

On weekdays some trips on this route are interlined with Route 10 - B LINE EXPRESS.

On Sundays some trips on this route are interlined with Route 55 - STONEY CREEK CENTRAL.

There is NO Stoney Creek Trans-Cab Service for Route 58.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from the early morning until after midnight. 


Route 99 - WATERFRONT SHUTTLE

Description:
The WATERFRONT shuttle route serves the downtown Hamilton core to the Pier 8 waterfront area. 

Take a free ride on the HSR Waterfront Shuttle to visit the many attractions our City has to offer such as the HMCS Haida, Hamilton Harbour Cruises or have a coffee at Williams Coffee Pub.

There are no bike racks on the Replica Trolley.

Operating Hours:
Service runs 7 days a week from mid-morning until evening.

Service runs Sunday, June 26 to Monday, September 5, 2016.