Category Archives: Schedules

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:

Additional service to the 51 UNIVERSITY added starting Monday

The HSR will be starting seasonal service for route 51 UNIVERSITY a week early this year in support of McMaster University’s Welcome Week.

In advance of the Fall Board schedule taking effect Sunday September 2nd, 2018, HSR has added extra service to the 51 UNIVERSITY a week early.

Operating on a Saturday schedule, the 51 University Special will now see service from approximately 11:20am through 2:30am starting Monday, August 27th through Saturday, September 1st inclusive. Buses will operate approximately every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes after 8:00pm.

More information from the City of Hamilton about the McMaster University U-Pass including changes and restrictions.

Fall 2018 HSR schedules feature route changes, added service

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The fall HSR schedules take effect on Sunday September 2, 2018, and there are a few nota

Transit adds crowdsourced real-time @HSR bus locations

Nineteen months ago the developers of the Transit app started generating crowdsourced real-time transit data. That crowdsourced data is a byproduct of the app’s GO feature, Transit’s step-by-step navigator. While GO guides you throughout your journey it also broadcasts your vehicle’s location. That vehicle location data can help other transit riders with up to the second vehicle location.

Typically, transit apps (and riders) get real time bus location information from the City of Hamilton’s transit location data. With a good data feed, real-time locations take 10–30 seconds to update. With a bad data feed, it can take several minutes. It’s why sometimes your phone says a bus is one place, but your eyes say different. This can leave you feeling frustrated and potentially missing your bus.

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 on August 6th. 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:

Extended 56 CENTENNIAL service this summer

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Additional HSR service is coming to Hamilton Airport and Van Wagner’s Beach areas this summer

Beginning with the summer schedules, the HSR will begin providing additional service to the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and the Van Wagner’s Beach area. This additional service starts June 24th, 2018.

Customers traveling to the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will not see any additional service to express bus route 20 A-LINE EXPRESS but will instead see service hours of the Glanbrook TransCab extended. The service, which costs an additional 50 cents on top of the standard fare, operates from the Mountain Transit Centre to Mount Hope. The hours will be extended during Monday to Saturday, and now on Sundays with newly added weekend hours.

Glanbrook TransCab will now run Monday to Saturday between 6:00am and 2:00am and on Sundays between 6:00am and 1:00am.

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.