Tiger-Cats Express Shuttles

Ticket to Ride Program

HSR in partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, is continuing the very successful promotion that started in 2005. For the 2017 home season, Tiger-Cats fans will be allowed to board HSR vehicles free of charge with a valid game ticket.

Express Shuttles

In addition to regularly scheduled HSR service, there will be Express Shuttle services from three different locations. The shuttle will travel to and from Tim Hortons Field for all Tiger-Cats home games (including post-season). The locations allow Ticats fans to utilize "Park and Ride" lots.

Lime Ridge Mall

Southeast corner of the parking lot (parallel with Limeridge Road along the southerly border of the parking lot)

Eastgate Square

Southwest corner of the mall parking lot (corner of Queenston Road and Kenora Avenue)

University Plaza

Transit terminal platform, easternmost bus stop (route 10 bus stop)

Note: the King/Hughson shuttle buses will not operate this year. However, the frequency has been increased on the University Plaza shuttle buses which will stop at Main and John on the way to Tim Hortons Field.

To the game

  • First trip departs the three locations two hours prior to the game start time.
  • Last trip departs the three locations 30 minutes prior to game start time.
  • At least two vehicles will be allocated to each of the routes and depart at least every 30 minutes. The time interval between the two shuttles traveling in the same direction will depend on the travel time required to and from Tim Hortons Field.

From the game

  • First trip back to the three park & ride locations departs approximately 15 minutes after the game has ended. The pickup and drop off location for Tim Hortons Field will be modified for 2017.
  • All shuttles will now drop off passengers westbound on Cannon Street, in front of the stadium concourse in between Balsam Avenue North and Melrose Avenue North. In order from west to east:
    • Lime Ridge Mall - closest to Melrose Avenue
    • University Plaza - at centre of stadium concourse
    • Eastgate Square - closest to Balsam Avenue


View a printable schedule

Ticat Express - Lime Ridge Mall

Lime Ridge Mall (south parking lot) Lime Ridge Mall (transit terminal) Tim Hortons Field
5:30 pm 5:32 pm 5:50 pm
6 pm 6:02 pm 6:20 pm
6:15 pm 6:17 pm 6:35 pm
6:30 pm 6:32 pm 6:50 pm
6:45 pm 6:47 pm 7:05 pm
7 pm 7:02 pm 7:20 pm
7:10 pm 7:12 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 7:17 pm 7:35 pm

Ticat Express - Eastgate Square

Eastgate Square Queenston and Kenora Tim Hortons Field
5:30 pm 5:32 pm 5:50 pm
6 pm 6:02 pm 6:20 pm
6:30 pm 6:32 pm 6:50 pm
7 pm 7:02 pm 7:20 pm
7:15 pm 7:17 pm 7:35 pm

Ticat Express - University Plaza

University Plaza Main and Emerson Main and John Tim Hortons Field
5:30 pm 5:35 pm 5:45 pm 5:55 pm
5:50 pm 5:55 pm 6:05 pm 6:15 pm
6:10 pm 6:15 pm 6:25 pm 6:35 pm
6:30 pm 6:35 pm 6:45 pm 6:55 pm
6:50 pm 6:55 pm 7:05 pm 7:15 pm
7:10 pm 7:15 pm 7:25 pm 7:35pm

Ticat Express Downtown

** New for 2017 ** - HSR customers in the downtown area now board University Plaza shuttle buses at Main and John to travel to Tim Hortons Field.

Friday, June 16
7:30 pm vs Toronto
Saturday, July 15
7:30 pm vs BC
Thursday, July 20 
7:30 pm vs Edmonton
Saturday, August 12 
7:30 pm vs Winnipeg
Friday, August 18 
7:30 pm vs Ottawa
Monday, September 4 
6:30 pm vs Toronto
Friday, September 15 
7 pm vs Saskatchewan
Saturday, September 30
6:30 pm vs Toronto
Friday, October 13 
7 pm vs Calgary
Friday, November 3 
7 pm vs Montreal

Tiger-Cats Express bus stops

  • Main Street - south side west of Emerson Street (pick-up prior to the game)
  • Main Street - north side west of Emerson Street (drop-off after the game)​

Buses stop on Main Street - do not enter campus 

  • South side of internal ring road - south of the Hudson's Bay store, west of westerly exit to Limeridge Road, beside Park N’ Ride parking.
  • Lime Ridge Mall Transit Terminal - Route 25 northbound transit stop on the east side of the ring road.

map of tiger cats express bus route from Tim Hortons field

  • Eastgate Square Transit Terminal - north side of Queenston, west of the east entrance to the terminal (existing route 10 westbound bus stop)
  • Queenston Road - north side, just east of Kenora Avenue (existing Route 1 bus stop)

Ticats express route at Eastgate Square
Eastgate Square
  • Existing Routes 5 and 10 stop - south side of Main Street, just west of John Street (pick-up prior to the game)
  • Existing Route 10 stop - the north branch of King Street between Hughson Street and John Street (drop-off after the game)
  • Three bus stops - north side of Cannon Street, between Balsam Avenue and Melrose Avenue (west to east: to Lime Ridge Mall, University Plaza, Eastgate Square)

Tiger-Cats Express Shuttle pick-up and drop-off map

  • University Plaza transit terminal platform - easternmost bus stop (existing Route 10 bus stop)

Map of Tiger-Cats Express Bus Stops at University Plaza (Dundas)