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Additional service to the 51 UNIVERSITY added starting Monday

The HSR will be starting seasonal service for route 51 UNIVERSITY a week early this year in support of McMaster University’s Welcome Week.

In advance of the Fall Board schedule taking effect Sunday September 2nd, 2018, HSR has added extra service to the 51 UNIVERSITY a week early.

Operating on a Saturday schedule, the 51 University Special will now see service from approximately 11:20am through 2:30am starting Monday, August 27th through Saturday, September 1st inclusive. Buses will operate approximately every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes after 8:00pm.

More information from the City of Hamilton about the McMaster University U-Pass including changes and restrictions.

Emerson closure detours 5 DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY on January 24th from 8am-3pm


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:

Routes 1/1A, 5A/5C and 51 Detoured on McMaster Campus April 28-29 (Phase 2)


Effective Thursday, April 28th from 7:00am until Friday, April 29th at 7:00pm, Sterling Street at Forsyth Avenue (McMaster University) will be fully closed due to crane dismantling.

Routes 1 KING (eastbound), 1A KING (westbound), 5A DELAWARE (eastbound), 5C DELAWARE (eastbound) and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured during this time as follows

Eastbound routes 1/5A/51 Detoured on McMaster Campus April 25-28, May 2-4 (Phase 1)


Effective Monday, April 25th from 7:00am until Thursday, April 28th at 7:00am, eastbound Sterling Street at Forsyth Avenue (exiting McMaster University) will be closed due to crane dismantling. This detour will change effective April 28th.

This closure and detour will be reinstated on May 2nd at 7:00 AM – May 4th at 7:00 PM.

Routes 1 KING, 5A DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured during this time as follows:

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.

Routes 1A/5/51 Detoured on McMaster Campus Oct 20-26


Effective Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 thru Monday, October 26th, 2015, the Sterling Street entrance of McMaster University campus will be closed due to construction work. Routes 1A KING, 5 DELAWARE, and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured during this time.

Fall 2015 Service Enhancements [UPDATED 7/19]

Proposed changes for FALL 2015 are summarized below. These changes represent Phase 1 of the Ten Year (2015-2024) Local Transit Strategy. Phase 1, to be rolled out over three periods (September 2015, March 2016 & September 2016) is comprised of actions designed to address current system deficiencies by applying the limited additional vehicles and operators where we will get the best return on investment.

System deficiencies were identified by analyzing various data samples like schedule deviation and passenger loadings (among many other data sets). A sample of that data can be seen in the tables on the following pages. Additionally, input from Operations and the passengers was equally important and valuable.

Routes 1A/5C/51 Detoured on McMaster Campus March 31st


Effective Thursday, March 31st, 2015 from 7:00AM to 12:00PM, University Avenue from Forsyth Avenue to College Crescent (McMaster University) Southbound Traffic Only will be closed due to construction. Routes 1A KING, 5C DELAWARE and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured during this time.

This is the same detour as previously took place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

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:

Westfest Detours Routes 5/51 on Sep 19-21


Westfest will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. This will result in the total closure of King Street West between North Oval and Sterling Street. Including setup and take down time, King Street will be closed between 10:00 PM on Friday, September 19, until 4:00 AM on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Due to the closure routes 5 DELAWARE – 5A ROSEDALE, 5 DELAWARE – 5C WEST HAMILTON LOOP/MEADOWLANDS and 51 UNIVERSITY will be detoured.