Category Archives: Shuttles

HSR planning shuttles for Festival of Friends this weekend

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After decades emanating from Gage Park, for the last several years the Festival of Friends has taken place at the Ancaster Fair Grounds, which is notable in that it is inaccessible by transit. Route 44 RYMAL is the closest transit route to the fair grounds however it would require walking for about 15 minutes along a country road without sidewalks to reach your destination. Luckily the City of Hamilton felt it wise to run (revenue) shuttle service to the relocated festival.

With the return of the festival to Gage Park this year the city of Hamilton is once again running (revenue) shuttles to and from the Gage Park festival in a similar fashion to the Ticats Express shuttles which operate on gameday.

Full details of the shuttles can be found on the City of Hamilton website. It needs to be noted that the Festival of Friends express shuttles are not free will be regular HSR fare.

2016 Rockton World’s Fair Shuttle

As part of the 2016 Rockton World’s Fair, the Hamilton Street Railway will be providing shuttle service between downtown Hamilton and the Fair. This shuttle service will be in effect from Saturday, October 8th to Monday, October 10th, 2016.

Unlike previous years, the shuttle in 2016 is FREE of charge.

The shuttle will operate during the following hours:

Saturday between 9:00 AM to 11:38 PM
Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 10:38 PM
Monday, from 9:00 AM to 6:08 PM

The full schedule and map of the shuttle can be seen below.

Binbrook Fair 2016 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing express shuttle service to and from the Binbrook Fair. The annual fair takes place on Friday, September 16th until Sunday September 18th however the shuttle will operate on SUNDAY ONLY.

The shuttle will travel between Eastgate Square Transit Terminal and the Binbrook Fair.

Buses will depart Eastgate Square Transit Terminal at platform #1 (58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL bus stop) between 9:35 AM and will depart every 60 minutes thereafter until 4:35 PM. Buses will depart Binbrook Fair (in front of Little Theatre) starting at 10:00 AM and operate every 60 minutes until 5:00 PM. Additional trips will depart at 5:45pm and 6:30pm.

The shuttle bus also stops in both directions at Upper Centennial, north of Rymal at the traffic signalized entrance to Fortinos to provide connections with HSR route 44 RYMAL.

Please note that regular HSR fare applies on board this express shuttle.

Revised Ticats Shuttle stop (Eastgate) on Labour Day due to Cannon Street closure

Cannon Street will be closed between Melrose and Balsam for pre-game activities for the Labour Day Classic from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Labour Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016.

As a result of the closure, the pickup and dropoff location for the Eastgate Square Ticats Express buses is being revised. Prior to the game, Eastgate Square buses will unload on the northeast corner of King and Lottridge. To minimize customer confusion, the pickup point after the game will be at the same location even though Cannon Street will be reopened by that time.

The pickup and dropoff point for the Lime Ridge Mall, King and Hughson, and University Plaza shuttles will not change.

Winona Peach Festival 2016 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing FREE shuttle service to and from the Winona Peach Festival. The annual festival takes place Friday August 26th until Sunday August 28th.
 
The shuttle will depart from Eastgate Transit Terminal Platform #1 at the 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL stop. Service on Friday begins at 4:24 PM and will operate every 12 minutes until the final departure at 8:00 PM. Service on Saturday runs every 12 minutes from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM and then every 10 minutes from 3:00 PM thru 8:00 PM. Sunday service runs 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
 
The shuttle will stop in Winona on Parkmanor Drive beside Winona Park. The first shuttle of the day departs on Friday at 5:00 PM and 10:24 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. The last shuttle departs the festival at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights with the last shuttle on Sunday departing at 7:00pm.

2016 Festival of Friends Shuttle Information

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The HSR has released information about the shuttle to the Festival of Friends next weekend.

The shuttle will once again operate from downtown Hamilton and run express to the Ancaster fairgrounds. In a change this year, buses will depart on King Street opposite MacNab Street every twenty minutes at :00, :20, and :40 passed the hour.

Service begins on Friday August 5th at 2:00 PM and with the final departure scheduled at 10:00 PM. On Saturday and Sunday the first shuttle will depart downtown Hamilton at 12:00 PM with the final departure of the evening leaving King opposite MacNab at 10:00 PM.

Buses will depart the Ancaster Fairgrounds at the north end of the midway at :00, :20, and :40 with the first departure at 2:40 PM on Friday, 12:40 PM on Saturday and 12:40 PM on Sunday. The final departure for all three nights will will take place at 11:50 PM. Those needing connections to the final 12:00 midnight downtown departures should note that the last departure from Ancaster Fair to connect with the 12:00 midnight HSR routes from downtown is 11:30 PM.

2016 Beach Blvd Garage Sale July 10th Detours 11 PARKDALE

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The Beach Blvd. garage sale is occurring on Sunday, July 10th, 2016. Even though it is an all day event, the majority of the traffic and pedestrian activity occurs in the morning.

Route 11 PARKDALE will be on detour from approximately 8:10 AM to 12:00 NOON and will make connections with the BEACH SHUTTLE at Woodward and Glow.

2015 Rockton World’s Fair Shuttle

As part of the 2015 Rockton World’s Fair, the Hamilton Street Railway will be providing shuttle service between downtown Hamilton and the Fair. This shuttle service will be in effect from Saturday, October 10th to Monday, October 12th, 2015. Regular HSR fares will apply. Have a look at the following brochure which includes a map of the shuttle routing, shuttle schedule times and more.

Ancaster Fair Shuttle Runs Sept 24-27; New Downtown Express Shuttle Added for 2015

The Hamilton Street Railway Company will once again provide shuttle service to the Ancaster Fair. The shuttle will operate from Thursday September 24th through Sunday September 27th.

Regular HSR fares will apply on the shuttle.

NEW FOR 2015 – In addition to the regular shuttle between Meadowlands and the fairgrounds, an additional express shuttle will operate between downtown Hamilton and the fairgrounds.

Local shuttle service begins on Thursday evening departing Meadowlands Terminal at 5:55pm and will operate approximately every 60 minutes until 10:35pm. The final bus departure from the Ancaster Fair will leave at 11:00pm. Express service begins from King at MacNab at 6:00pm and will operate approximately even 70 minutes. The final bus departs from Ancaster Fairgrounds at 11:00pm.

Binbrook Fair 2015 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing express shuttle service to and from the Binbrook Fair. The annual fair takes place on Sunday September 20th.

The shuttle will travel between Eastgate Square Transit Terminal and the Binbrook Fair.

Buses will depart Eastgate Square Transit Terminal at platform #1 (58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL bus stop) between 9:35 AM and will depart every 60 minutes thereafter until 4:35 PM. Buses will depart Binbrook Fair (in front of Little Theatre) starting at 10:00 AM and operate every 60 minutes until 5:00 PM. Additional trips will depart at 5:45pm and 6:00pm.

The shuttle us also stops in both directions at Upper Centennial, north of Rymal at the traffic signalized entrance to Fortinos to provide connections with HSR route 44 RYMAL.

Please note that regular HSR fare applies on board this express shuttle.