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10 B-LINE EXPRESS gets extended; Saturday service starting September 1st

There are some pretty solid service changes coming in September to the HSR in Hamilton. The most notable of a change is to route 10 B-LINE EXPRESS, the East-West express bus that operates between the Eastgate Transit Terminal and University Plaza in Dundas. The route has added service on Saturdays and service on weekdays has been extended by three hours, ending at 10:00pm instead of 7:00pm.

Route 44 RYMAL will get extended north to the Walmart Plaza just south of the QEW every day of the week while 56 CENTENNIAL will return to operating on weekends only in the area. 18 WATERDOWN will also see a short extension to Plains Road in Burlinton to make up for the removal of Burlington Transit’s 1 PLAINS bus from the Aldershot GO Station.

Here is a summary of the changes coming in September.

Upcoming Spring 2019 HSR changes

Effective April 28 2019, HSR will be implementing changes affecting several routes.

Re-routing of Route 7 LOCKE due to construction will begin on April 28th and remain in effect for the duration of the project. Buses during this time will not service Locke Street directly. Buses will travel southbound on Queen Street South and northbound on Dundurn Street South. Re-routing buses will require customers to walk into the Locke St shopping district, but will allow buses to maintain schedule integrity.

Permanent re-routing of Route 34 UPPER PARADISE Will also begin on April 28th. This route has been impacted by a number of speed calming initiatives over recent years and buses are no longer able to remain on schedule. Upcoming changes to the route should make route 34 service more reliable for customers.

  • The route is being shortened and will now end at Main at MacNab rather than King at James.
  • Buses returning to the mountain will travel southbound on James Street South and then westbound on Hunter Street West to Queen Street South.

Permanent change to bus stops on King between James and MacNab Will also take place. The stop platform is being expanded to allow for greater accessibility for the six different route variations that operate at this location. The stops have been consolidated and re-aligned so that the buses running along Main St W (5-2 DELAWARE, 10 B-LINE EXPRESS) will operate from the stop closest to MacNab, while the buses running through McMaster University (1A KING5C DELAWARE, 51 UNIVERSITY) will operate from the stop closest to James.

Also starting April 28th is a trial stop re-location for the bus stop for Routes 2 BARTON and 3 CANNON from James at King back to James at King William. The trial will take place from April 28 until September 2019. The aim is to alleviate congestion created by multiple buses attempting to service a singular platform while at the same location 1 KING buses are attempting to turn onto James.

Finally the 56 CENTENNIAL Riverdale Pilot, has been extended until June 22nd, 2019.

RELEASE: New 16 km Rapid Transit line planned to connect the Waterfront with Hamilton Airport

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.

1 KING and 10 B-LINE EXPESS detoured Sept 19-Oct 10 due to University Plaza construction


Effective Monday, September 19th, 2016 from the beginning of service and for approximately 3 weeks weather permitting, the University Plaza Terminal will be closed due to construction.

As a result, Routes 1A KING and 10 B-LINE EXPRESS buses will be on detour during this time. Only westbound buses will be affected by this detour. No eastbound stops will be missed.

Main Street Closure Detours Multiple Routes Dec 27th – 30th


Effective Sunday, December 27, 2015 until Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from approximately 6 am to 6 pm daily, Main Street from Caroline Street to Bay Street will be closed due to a crane dismantling at Main and Caroline. Due to this closure, several HSR routes above will be detoured during this time.

Routes affected by the closure include 1 KING, 5 DELAWARE (all branches), 7 LOCKE, 10 B-LINE EXPRESS, 34 UPPER PARADISE, and 51 UNIVERSITY.

First Enhanced A-LINE & B-LINE Amenities to be Built by Years End

After numerous delays, construction of the first of the brand new enhanced transit shelters is now on track. The project is two years behind schedule but the first phase of the project is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

In May 2013 the city gave the go ahead to begin the process on these amenities, aiming for the full roll out of the shelters for December 2013. An update earlier in the year had shifted the timeline for the first phase to be completed by the Spring of this year. Construction is now targeted for next month.

“We have experienced some further delays with the Shelter Manufacturer and the negotiation of the contract,” stated Trevor Horzelenberg in an email on Thursday afternoon. Horzelenberg, who is now the senior project manager for Light Rail Transit Coordination, also noted that the other locations are planned to be installed next spring.

Extended Weeknight and Special Weekend 10 B-LINE EXPRESS Service for Pan Am Games

Starting on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 route 10 B-LINE EXPRESS will have limited service on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, the east-west express route will also have extended evening service, with service running until midnight. Please note that the service provided for each Saturday and Sunday is different depending on the soccer game times.

The extended trips are not interlined with routes 55/55A STONEY CREEK CENTRAL or 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL.

In addition there will be an additional temporary eastbound and westbound stop near the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. This new stop will be in service for both regularily scheduled 10 B-LINE EXPRESS buses as well as the additional service.

  • WESTBOUND: King Street at Balsam Avenue (farside, northwest corner)
  • EASTBOUND: Main Street at Balsam Avenue (nearside, southwest corner)

This service will only run during the Pan Am Games, which take place between July 10th – 26th. The full timetable is listed below:

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

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.

2014 Remembrance Day Detours – Downtown Hamilton


There will be Remembrance Day Celebrations in Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster and Stoney Creek on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

In Hamilton, the ceremonies will be held at a temporary cenotaph on the west side of the forecourt at Hamilton City Hall. As a result, Main Street directly in front of City Hall (between Bay and Summers Lane) will be closed between 10:55 AM and 11:10 AM. Traffic on Bay Street will be maintained during this time.

As a result, several routes will be temporarily detoured during the closure.

The route detours are as follows below:

1A KING and 10A B-LINE EXPRESS Extended to University Plaza Starting June 23rd

Beginning on Monday, June 23rd, 2014, all route 1A KING and 10A B-LINE EXPRESS buses will be extended from McMaster Medical Centre to the University Plaza terminal in Dundas. The extension comes as a result of construction at the McMaster Medical Centre entrance and the request from the University to remove all buses from the entrance.

Director of Transit Don Hull reported to council back in February that the city had received notice from the University of this request. The HSR’s emergency detour routing for these routes, which are currently being used as construction began last week, were not recommended as an extended detour would greatly impact local neighbourhood streets.