Category Archives: Schedules

2018 Holiday Service Schedule for Easter Weekend

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As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Good Friday on March 30th. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all. The HSR will be operating on a regular Sunday schedule on Sunday April 1st for Easter Sunday and will be operating on a regular weekday schedule on Easter Monday, April 2nd.

The following routes will not be in service on Good Friday or Easter Sunday:

HSR offers extended New Year’s Eve service; free after 6:00 PM

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The City of Hamilton has released their New Year’s Eve schedule for this year, which includes special extended service to many routes. Most routes have service departing the downtown core at around 2:30am.

This year New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday, which means that several routes will not be in operation during the day.

2017 Christmas Day Schedule

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The City of Hamilton has released the holiday schedule for this year including special service on Christmas Day, which falls on a Monday this year. The Christmas Day schedule for 2017 is exactly the same as it was one year ago with all routes operating on the same schedule as they did in 2016.

As with all holidays, several routes will not be in service on Christmas Day. These include:

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Generally transit service will be reduced on Christmas Day with many routes starting later than usual and all routes ending earlier than on a typical night. Bus service will end earlier than the regular Sunday/Holiday service.

Aside from the following exceptions, the last bus departing downtown Hamilton on Christmas Day will be at 9:00pm. The following are the exception routes and their final departures.

3 CANNONHAMILTON GO CENTRE – Final Departure: 4:00pm
5 DELAWARE (STONEY CREEK) – MAIN at MACNAB – Final Departure: 4:00pm
5(A) DELAWARE (ROSEDALE) – MAIN at MACNAB – Final Departure: 8:30pm
5(C) DELAWARE (MEADOWLANDS) – KING at JAMES – Final Departure: 8:30pm
5(2) DELAWARE (GOVERNORS) – KING at JAMES – Final Departure: 3:00pm
7 LOCKE – JAMES opposite KING WILLIAM – Final Departure: 8:40pm
8 YORK – JAMES at MAIN – Final Departure: 8:20pm

11 PARKDALE – VALLEY PARK LOOP – Final Departure: 8:15 PM
11 PARKDALE – BURLINGTON BUS TERMINAL – Final Departure: 9:05 PM
24 UPPER SHERMAN – MACNAB TRANSIT TERMINAL – Final Departure: 8:30pm
26 UPPER WELLINGTON – MACNAB TRANSIT TERMINAL – Final Departure: 8:30pm

41 MOHAWK (WB) – GAGE at INDUSTRIAL – Final Departure: 9:29pm
41 MOHAWK (EB) – MEADOWLANDS TERMINAL – 8:47pm
43 STONE CHURCH (EB) – MARTINDALE at GOLFLINKS – Final Departure: 9:05 PM
43 STONE CHURCH (WB) – HIGHLAND at AUBREY – Final Departure: 9:05 PM
44 RYMAL (EB) – ANCASTER BUSINESS PARK – Final Departure: 9:00 PM
44 RYMAL (WB) – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 9:00 PM
55 STONEY CREEK CENTRALEASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:27pm
56 CENTENNIAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:30pm
58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:00pm

The actual timetables for the routes are listed below. You can click and save the full page with all of the timetables at the bottom.

Notice: Holiday Service Monday for Thanksgiving

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As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for Thanksgiving this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

Notice: Holiday Service Monday for Labour Day

As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Labour Day this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

Notice: Holiday Schedule for George Hamilton Day

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As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the George Hamilton Day (Civic) holiday holiday on August 7th. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service on this day:

Summer 2017 Schedule Changes

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The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Summer 2017 edition of their quarterly Bus News online. There are changes to the schedules, including the return of summer service on multiple routes.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday June 25th, 2017.

Another summer of inadequate service coming for 56 CENTENNIAL

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On Sunday, June 25th the Hamilton Street Railway will switch to summer schedules. As per every year that means that many routes will adopt summer schedules which sees a reduction in frequencies. One such route is the north-south route on the edge of Stoney Creek, the 56 CENTENNIAL. However this reduction does at best a disservice since the route was changed in 2012.

Prior to 2012 route 56 was known as 56 CONFEDERATION PARK. The route was a summer only service which only ran during the summer months and only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The routing for this old route is the same as the current incarnation 56 CENTENNIAL except for two differences. The route did not service the Walmart Supercentre plaza as it did not exist previously and the route had far better service times.

Here’s a little bit of history.

As previously mentioned route 56 CONFEDERATION PARK only operated in the summer months on weekends. During this time the route ran on a 45 minute frequency between Eastgate Terminal and the Lakeland Pool loop, stopping at Wild Waterworks in both directions. The first bus departed Eastgate at 9:15 AM and the last bus headed towards the beach at 8:30 PM. The final departure headed back towards Eastgate from the Wild Waterworks waterpark in Confederation Park was 9:00 PM, a full hour after the waterpark closes in the summer.

2017 Victoria Day Fireworks – Dundas Driving Park

The Victoria Day Celebration and Fireworks is supported by the City of Hamilton and presented by The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club will take place on Monday, May 22nd at dusk. (The event was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed due to rain.) This is a free event but the Rotary club would appreciate cash donations at the gate to help finance the club’s local and international service work. Snacks, soft drinks and glow sticks are available for purchase before the fireworks begin.

Live music and food trucks will be on site starting at 6pm. Fireworks display will begin at 9:30pm, weather permitting.

For the last several years the HSR added extra buses on the 52 HEAD STREET branch of 5 DELAWARE to handle extra capacity to and from the fireworks. This added capacity is never confirmed ahead of time and this year will be no different.

HSR customer service had this to say earlier in the week, “Operations road supervision will supply whatever service they feel is necessary to accommodate any additional passenger loads.”

There are also no special HSR event shuttles for these fireworks.

To promote driving to the event the City of Hamilton will provide free parking at any one of the eight Dundas Municipal Parking lots

Notice: Holiday Schedule for Victoria Day Monday

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As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Victoria Day holiday this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday: