As a result of a power interruption at Lime Ridge Mall effective Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 7:00 PM to Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 5:30 AM, HSR will be allowed to enter and exit the mall if need be but will not service any stops due to safety reasons.
Therefore, Routes 25 UPPER WENTWORTH, 26 UPPER WELLINGTON, 41 MOHAWK, 42 MOHAWK EAST, and 43 STONE CHURCH will be on detour during these times.
Ontario is moving forward with planning for a proposed 16 km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect the Hamilton waterfront to Hamilton International Airport, making it easier for people to travel across the city.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was joined by Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger today to announce the proposed line, which would also connect to the Hamilton Street Railway, the future Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, GO Transit buses, and the Hamilton GO Centre and West Harbour GO stations. Connections to key destinations such as Mohawk College, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, and the West Harbour area will also be explored during the planning phase, and details such as the number of stops will be determined through further study by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton.
On Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 8 am to 3 pm a road closure of Emerson St., between Holmes Ave. and Whitney Ave, will be in effect due to construction. This closure will result in the requirement for buses in the affected area to be diverted.
During this time routes 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured as follows:
Effective Friday, January 20th, 2017 from approximately 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM weather permitting, Hunter Street from Queen Street to Locke Street will be closed due to a water pipe replacement.
During this time route 7 LOCKE will be detoured as follows:
If you’ve ever had to wait for a bus then you will know that the experience is more pleasant when there is shelter from the elements nearby. With that in mind the City of Hamilton has continued to expand the number of bus stops with transit shelters.
Through the end of 2016 there were 46 brand new transit shelters installed throughout the city, with more than 400 shelters throughout the HSR transit system.
The new shelters range from full to partial shelters and will make the act of waiting for the bus a more pleasant experience. More information on reporting graffiti and vandalism to city transit shelters can be found on the City of Hamilton website.
The City of Hamilton sent out a tweet late on Wednesday night alerting to a road closure for emergency sewer work. The late closure will affect Eastbound 6 ABERDEEN buses.
Bold Street between James Street South and Park Street South will be CLOSED to traffic on Thursday, December 29th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Due to this closure HSR route 6 ABERDEEN will be detoured.
Please be advised that there will be lane restrictions on Parkdale Ave (between Brampton Street and Burlington Street) on Wednesday, December 28th between 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM for emergency sewer work.
The City of Hamilton has closed the down-bound lanes of the Claremont escarpment access due to safeby concerns and the access will remain closed until late February while the City of Hamilton completes necessary remedial work.
Initial plans to convert one of the Claremont’s existing up-bound lanes to allow for down-bound traffic have been cancelled due to concerns that they could cause further traffic congestion for the afternoon rush hour. The city has made adjustments to traffic signals to reduce backlogs and staff will continue to monitor the area and make changes to improve traffic timing throughout the duration of the closure.
The Boxing Day Race will be held on Monday, December 26th and will involve approximately 1,000 runners.
Additionally, be advised that HSR buses will be operating on a SATURDAY schedule for Boxing Day.
The following road closures will occur as a result of the race. Please note that times shown are approximate:
- Hughson Street – Hunter Street to Murray Street (11:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
- Murray Street – Hughson Street to Bay Street (11:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
- Longwood Road – Dufferin Street to Macklin Street (12:00 noon to 2:00 PM)
- Macklin Street – Longwood Road to King Street (12:00 noon to 2:00 PM)
During the race it will be necessary to detour routes 4 BAYFRONT and 6 ABERDEEN. While there are no other detours necessary, there may be delays to other routes which operate adjacent the race. The route detour are as follows below:
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.