HSR Routes

The following is a list of all of the routes that the HSR has used with their bus service. Routes that are not clickable are routes that were never put into service. These route names and numbers were found on the ‘rollsigns’ of buses but were never used, though rare photos exist when a coach showed this sign in error. Once, while in a car in Dundas, I saw a bus displaying the sign ’54 Governers Road’ even though no such route exists. Upon asking the HSR about the sign they stated that the route designation exists on the rollsign because, at the time the buses were ordered, there was a possibility that the route might one day exist. Routes in italics are previous routes that have been discontinued.It should also be noted that this list does not show streetcar routes such as the ‘Belt Line.’

ROUTE # ROUTE NAME NOTES
1/1A KING Previous route branches:
‘Route 1A King-Strathearne’
‘Route 1B King-Reid’
02 BARTON Previous route branches:
‘Route 2B Barton-Kenilworth’
‘Route 2C Barton-Parkdale’
03 CANNON Previous route branches:
‘Route 3A Cannon-Strathearne’
04 BAYFRONT Previous route branches:
‘Route 4A Bayfront’
05 DELAWARE
06 ABERDEEN This route is interligned with 7 Locke and 8 York.
07 LOCKE This route is interligned with 6 Aberdeen and 8 York.
08 YORK Shortest route in the HSR. This route is interligned with 6 Aberdeen and 7 Locke.
9 ROCK GARDENS Travels from Main & MacNab to Rock Gardens in Burlington. Only runs during summer months.
10/10A B-LINE EXPRESS Travels from University Plaza in the West end to Eastgate Square in the East end. This route only runs on weekdays. This route is interligned with 55 Stoney Creek Central and 58 Stoney Creek Local.
11 PARKDALE
12 WENTWORTH Weekday peak period service only.
16 ANCASTER This route in interligned with 43 Stone Church.
18 WATERDOWN Services area between Burlington and Waterdown.
20 A-LINE EXPRESS New route service Service began September 8, 2009
21 UPPER KENILWORTH Previous route branches: 21A. This route is interligned with 33 Sanatorium.
22 UPPER OTTAWA Previous route branches: 22A/22B/22C. This route is interligned with 23 Upper Gage and 24 Upper Sherman.
23 UPPER GAGE This route is interligned with 22 Upper Ottawa and 24 Upper Gage.
24 UPPER SHERMAN This route is interligned with 22 Upper Ottawa and 23 Upper Gage.
25 UPPER WENTWORTH This route is interligned with 26 Upper Wellington.
26 UPPER WELLINGTON This route is interligned with 25 Upper Wentworth.
27 UPPER JAMES Previous route branches: 27A. This route is interligned with 35 College.
33 SANATORIUM This route is interligned with 21 Upper Kenilworth.
34/34A UPPER PARADISE
35 COLLEGE This route is interligned with 27 Upper James.
41/41A MOHAWK
43 STONE CHURCH This route in interligned with 16 Ancaster.
44 RYMAL Weekday service only. Route extended September 8, 2009.
51 UNIVERSITY Runs from September until end of classes in April. Loops in the west end at McMaster University and at the Hamilton Go Centre downtown at its east end. Until sometime between 1991-1994 this route was named 5D University.
52A DUNDAS LOCAL Weekday peak period service only.
55/55A STONEY CREEK CENTRAL
56 CENTENNIAL
58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL
99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE Free service. Runs during summer only.
- HSR System Route Map (external link)- Current Schedules (external link)
LIMITED SERVICE SHUTTLE ROUTES
Mohawk Road East Extra Shuttle This is a limited shuttle service that is not considered a full route. This shuttle only runs during peak periods on weekdays.
Redeemer University College Shuttle This is a limited shuttle service that is not considered a full route. This service only runs during peak periods on weekdays.
Tiger-Cat Express Shuttle This is a limited shuttle service that is not considered a full route. This shuttle runs for only a few hours before and after Tiger-Cat home games on gameday.
DEFUNCT / RETIRED ROUTES
- - 15 SHERMAN /OTTAWA This route was discontinued.
- - 17 ANCASTER LOCAL This route was discontinued.
- - 28 AIRPORT SHUTTLE This shuttle route, which began November 5, 2001, was discontinued.
- - 31/31C
31D
FENNELL This route was discontinued.
- - 32 GARTH This route was discontinued.
- - 45/45A LIMERIDGE This route was discontinued.
- - 53 BURLINGTON This route was discontinued.
- - 57 NASH This route was discontinued.
- - 59 FRANCES AVENUE This was a four month test route between Oct 2 1989 – Feb 4 1990. Service between Eastgate Square and Frances at Green.
ROUTES THAT NEVER WERE
- - 39 Aldershot Station This route was never put into service, however route 18 Waterdown serves Aldershot GO Station during it’s brief run.
- - 46 Glanbrook This route was never put into service.
- - 50 Dundas via Main West This route was never put into service.
- - 54 Dundas – Governers Road This route was never put into service. The route was installed in rollsigns but never used. The route 52 Main West – Dundas serves the area this route would have served.