First Enhanced A-LINE & B-LINE Amenities Set for Spring

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It’s been a while coming, but the first enhanced passenger waiting amenities are set for installation in the spring.

In 2008, the City of Hamilton received $29.8 million from Metrolinx “Quick Wins”, to be used for municipal capital expenditures for Transit Vehicles and Infrastructure to support A-Line and B-Line improvements. Of those funds, approximately $1.4 million of the Quick‐Wins funds was set aside to be used to improve customer service amenities on the A‐LINE and B‐LINE rapid transit corridors.

In May 2013 the city gave the go ahead to begin the process on these amenities, however nothing new has happened in the nearly two years since that date. That is set to change very soon.

According to Kelly Anderson, the Communications Officer for Public Works, the contract for the design, supply and installation of the coordinated station stop furnishings is currently being finalized.

“The roll out of the A and B Line Enhanced Shelters and Amenities shall coincide with the coordinated civil works that will be tendered shortly.”

The first prototype location, at the Mountain Transit Centre, is tentatively scheduled to be installed this spring. The new amenities will be installed at the newly opened Park and Ride facility.

The remainder locations will follow the schedule as set by the civil works, though a firm timeline for these amenities aren’t known at this time.