Category Archives: Advisories

Possible CP strike action could disrupt GO train service to Hamilton GO Centre


GO Transit has advised of a potential service disruption of train service to Hamilton in the coming days.

Canadian Pacific Rail labour unions are in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 21st, which may impact some GO train services. While GO is hopeful that an agreement can be reached, the regional transit agency has plans in place if a strike occurs.

Since CP owns a section of corridor leading into Hamilton GO Centre, train service to and from this station would not be provided due to CP’s available staff resources. Regular GO bus service will continue and extra Route 18 GO buses will run between Hamilton GO Centre and Aldershot GO Station to connect to regular Lakeshore West train service.

The argument could be made that this would be the perfect time to run extra trains to the new West Harbour GO Station, which only sees two inbound and outbound trains each weekday. This could pose a logistical difficulty as the Hamilton GO Yard, where GO trains which service the Hamilton GO Centre park overnight, is also in this section of CP owned corridor.

More to come.

12 WENTWORTH detoured May 8-31 due to Wentworth closure


Effective Monday, May 8th, 2017 from approximately 9:00 AM until Friday, May 31st, 2017 at approximately 9:00 PM weather permitting, Wentworth Street will be closed from Brant Street to Mars Avenue due to construction to install sewer infrastructure for brownfield development.

During this time 12 WENTWORTH buses will be on detour as follows.

5 DELAWARE detoured due to Justine Avenue closure April 24th


Effective Monday, April 24, 2017 from approximately 7:00 AM until approximately 6:00 PM weather permitting, Justine Avenue from Province Avenue to King Street will be closed due to construction.

During this time eastbound 5 DELAWARE buses will be on detour as follows.

Lift bridge closure detours 11 PARKDALE nightly effective March 13 until further notice


The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge will be closed to all traffic effective Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, until Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 inclusive from approximately 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM each night for ongoing bridge repairs. The nightly closure will resume between Wednesday, December 28th thru Friday, December 30th, 2016.

UPDATE #5 – 03/13 – The nightly closures will continue Monday, March 12th, 2017 nightly from 8 pm to 5am the following day until further notice
UPDATE #4 – 03/02 – The nightly closures will continue Friday, March 3rd, 2017 to Thursday, March 9th, 2017, 2017 and Sunday, March 12th, 2017 to Sunday, March 26th, 2017, nightly from 8 pm to 5am the following day
UPDATE #3 – 02/14 – The nightly closures will continue Wednesday, February 15th thru Sunday, March 4th, 2017 inclusive.
UPDATE #2 – 02/02 – The nightly closures will continue Thursday, February 2nd thru Monday, February 13th, 2017 inclusive.
UPDATE #1- 01/11 – The nightly closures will continue Wednesday, January 3rd thru Sunday, January 29th, 2017 inclusive.

Therefore, route 11 PARKDALE buses will be on detour as follows. DUE TO THE LENGTHY DETOUR VIA THE QEW, DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE.

Emerson closure detours 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY on January 24th from 8am-3pm


On Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 8 am to 3 pm a road closure of Emerson St., between Holmes Ave. and Whitney Ave, will be in effect due to construction. This closure will result in the requirement for buses in the affected area to be diverted.

During this time routes 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured as follows:

ADVISORY: Claremont Access closure could impact routes using other mountain accesses thru February


The City of Hamilton has closed the down-bound lanes of the Claremont escarpment access due to safeby concerns and the access will remain closed until late February while the City of Hamilton completes necessary remedial work.

Initial plans to convert one of the Claremont’s existing up-bound lanes to allow for down-bound traffic have been cancelled due to concerns that they could cause further traffic congestion for the afternoon rush hour. The city has made adjustments to traffic signals to reduce backlogs and staff will continue to monitor the area and make changes to improve traffic timing throughout the duration of the closure.