Tag Archives: 20 A-Line Express

Haldimand County expresses interest in HSR service

Could the HSR see an extension south into Haldimand County in the future? That’s the hope of Haldimand County Council as expressed today in a letter to members of Hamilton City Council.

At the City Council meeting today a letter of interest was presented from Haldimand County where the regional council has reached out to explore the possibility of HSR bus service being extended to their county.

Haldimand County doesn’t have any local or regional transit. There is also no Greyhound, Coach Canada, or GO Transit intercity bus service available in the region.

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.

Lane Restrictions along James Mountain Road could cause delays to routes 20/21/33/35 thru October 28th

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To safely complete a repair of the barrier wall, traffic along James Mountain Road will be reduced to one lane from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM throughout this week.

The road will be open to up-bound and down-bound traffic and will be controlled by signs and flags. The lane restrictions begin today and are expected to wrap up by Friday, October 28th, 2016.

Mohawk College Transit Terminal to Open on March 27th

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The new Mohawk College Transit Terminal is scheduled to open on March 27th, 2016. Southbound and Northbound buses on routes 20 A-LINE EXPRESS, 21 UPPER KENILWORTH and 33 SANATORIUM will actually service inside the Terminal. Only the Northbound 35 COLLEGE will service inside the Terminal. Southbound 35 COLLEGE buses will use the stop area on West 5th Street just north of the Mohawk College Transit Terminal entrance.

Bus stops inside the terminal will indicate the route and direction. Enhanced shelters and bus stop areas are currently being installed in the terminal area.

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

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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.

West 5th and Fennell Construction Detours Routes 20/21/33/35 Thru September [UPDATED]

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On Monday, March 23rd, Hamilton’s Public Works Department began work on West 5th Street between Brantdale Avenue and Wembley Road and on Fennell Avenue between the Mohawk College entrance and West 3rd Street. Effective Monday, March 30th, 2015 and until approximately early September, turning restrictions will be in effect at West 5th Street at Fennell Avenue as a result of road construction. Due to these restrictions, routes 20 A-LINE EXPRESS, 21 UPPER KENILWORTH, 35 COLLEGE and 33 SANATORIUM will be on detour.

Construction Detours Routes 2/3/4/20 Downtown May 22-25

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Starting at 6:00 p.m. on May 22nd until 6:00 a.m. on May 25th, City staff will be coordinating work associated with roadway and sidewalk improvements at the Cannon Street at James Street North intersection. The extent of the work to be conducted will require the closure of the intersection to traffic for the identified time period.

Due to this closure, southbound buses operating on the 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON, 4 BAYFRONT and 20 A-LINE EXPRESS routes will be required to detour. Provided below are the routings to be utilized by buses for the affected routes.

James North Construction Detours 4 BAYFRONT April 27 – June

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Effective Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 7:00am, lane restrictions will be in effect for the section of James Street North between Barton Street and Strachan Street, to accommodate roadway, watermain and sewer infrastructure work.

The lane restrictions require northbound buses operating on the 4 BAYFRONT route to divert as a result of turn restrictinos affecting the Murray Street and James Street North intersection. Although southbound route 4 BAYFRONT and two-way bus operation for route 20 A-LINE EXPRESS will be maintained on James Street North, delays to service is expected due to the resulting traffic congestion.

This work will be completed by June 2015.

The details of the detour routing is as follows below:

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.

Road Closures Tuesday for Military Funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

There will be a military funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Road closures will need to take place for the funeral proceedings and will be managed by Hamilton Police. Hamilton Police wish to advise citizens and the community of the following:

Road Closures for October 28th, 2014

The area bounded as follows:

  • Queen St. to Stuart St.
  • Strachan St. to John St.
  • John St. to Wilson St.
  • Queen St. to York Blvd.

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In addition, York Blvd. will be closed from Dundurn St. east to John St.

These areas will be closed from approximately 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Citizens and organizations within this area may be inconvenienced as a result of road closures.

Citizens and organizations that utilize parking within the road closure boundaries may be inconvenienced and may need to seek alternate arrangements.

Citizens who will be attending the funeral proceedings are STRONGLY encouraged to take the HSR.