Category Archives: Schedules

Spring 2017 HSR schedules start March 26th

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With Spring finally upon us it’s time for the spring 2017 HSR schedules to launch. This year there are very little changes to report with only one route seeing any scheduling change at all. Route 34 UPPER PARADISE will see a very minor route modification, which is detailed below.

In addition to the schedule change, route 9 ROCK GARDENS resumes seasonal service effective May 14th and route 51 UNIVERSITY ends seasonal service with the final day of service scheduled for April 29th.

Full details are below.

Notice: Holiday Service for Family Day

familydayAs a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Family 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:

New GO trips from McMaster start December 31st

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GO Transit is making some schedule modifications starting Saturday, December 31st with some minor changes to the 15A ALDERSHOT/MCMASTER route.

Starting December 31st two new Friday eastbound trips will depart McMaster University at 1:28 PM and 5:26 PM respectively. The additional Friday only eastbound trip departing from McMaster University at 2:25 PM has been cancelled. The existing 2:30 PM departure from McMaster University is unchanged.

Say hello to route 42 MOHAWK EAST


As of January 1st, the MOHAWK EAST EXTRA shuttle route, which was extended to the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre back in September, will be renamed route 42 MOHAWK EAST. The route will continue on a trial basis until September of 2017. The usage of this route will be documented and analyzed to determine whether the extended and expanded route will continue.

42 MOHAWK EAST started as a very limited service route in 2008 which operated between MOUNTAIN BROW LOOP and LIMERIDGE MALL TERMINAL. The route was an extension of both the 21 UPPER KENILWORTH and 41 MOHAWK.

Winter HSR schedule changes effective January 1, 2017

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The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Winter edition of their quarterly Bus News. There are changes to the schedules on multiple routes. In addition the MOHAWK EAST SHUTTLE will be renamed 42 MOHAWK EAST.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday January 1st, 2017.

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 Saturday, which means that several routes will not be in operation. These include:


The following route already has extended late night hours and will operate at regular route times on New Year’s Eve.

The following routes operate on their regular route times on New Year’s Eve and WILL NOT have extended hours.


Aside from the following exceptions, the last bus departing downtown Hamilton on New Year’s Eve 2:30 AM. The following are the exception routes and their final departures.

7 LOCKE – JAMES opposite KING WILLIAM – Final Departure: 1:45 AM
11 PARKDALE (NB) – VALLEY PARK LOOP – Final Departure: 1:36 AM
16 ANCASTER – MEADOWLANDS TERMINAL – Final Departure: 9:10 PM
18 WATERDOWN – ALDERSHOT GO STATION – Final Departure: 7:57 PM

34 UPPER PARADISE – MACNAB TRANSIT TERMINAL – Final Departure: 1:45 AM
41 MOHAWK (WB) – GAGE at INDUSTRIAL – Final Departure: 1:56 AM
41A MOHAWK (WB) – GAGE at INDUSTRIAL – Final Departure: 2:28 AM
41 MOHAWK (EB) – MEADOWLANDS TERMINAL – 1:48 AM
43 STONE CHURCH (EB) – MARTINDALE at GOLFLINKS – Final Departure: 2:07 AM
43 STONE CHURCH (WB) – HIGHLAND at AUBREY – Final Departure: 2:09 AM
44 RYMAL (EB) – ANCASTER BUSINESS PARK – Final Departure: 2:25 AM
44 RYMAL (WB) – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 2:30 AM
55 STONEY CREEK CENTRALEASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 2:15 AM
56 CENTENNIAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 5:30 PM
58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL – EASTGATE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 1:30 AM
MOHAWK EAST SHUTTLE – LIMERIDGE TRANSIT TERMINAL – 4:06 PM

The actual timetables for the routes are listed below.

2016 HSR 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 Sunday this year.

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




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 DELAWARE (5A ROSEDALE) – MAIN at MACNAB – Final Departure: 8:30pm
5 DELAWARE (5C MEADOWLANDS) – KING at JAMES – Final Departure: 8:30pm
5 DELAWARE (52 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 the 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:

New Beamsville stop added to route 12 GO bus to Niagara Falls

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Starting on September 6th a new stop will be added to the route 12 GO bus which travels between Burlington and Niagara Falls, with a stop in Hamilton.

The route was previously extended west passed Burlington GO Station to service the Dundas St. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride.

The newest stop in Beamsville is another Park & Ride stop. The new stop is located at Ontario Street and South Service Road.