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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.

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.

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:

James Street closure detours Multiple Routes on April 17th


There will be sewer construction in front of 36 James Street South on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 that will result in the closure of James Street from King Street to Main Street between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. All HSR routes that use this section of roadway will be on detour.

This includes 1 KING, 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON, 4 BAYFRONT, 6 ABERDEEN, 7 LOCKE, and 8 YORK.

1 KING detoured April 9th – 10th Downtown


There will be a crane lift for the CIBC Tower on Saturday evening April 9th from approximately 8:00pm and early Sunday morning April 10th until approximately 4:00am that will result in the closure of one southbound lane of James Street South, south of the north branch of King Street. As a result, route 1 KING will be detoured.

Additionally bus stop JAMES at KING (serviced by 2 BARTON and 3 CANNON) will be temporarily relocated due to the lane restriction. All routes on James Street South (routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8) should expect delays during the times of the crane lift.

Routes 1 KING will be detoured 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.

Remembrance Day Detours November 8th, 2015


There will be a procession for Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The procession this year will return to the Cenotaph in Gore Park after last year being temporarily relocated to Liuna Station during Gore Park construction. A small procession will depart the James Street Armouries at 10:15 am and proceed south on James to the south side of King Street. The road closures in the surrounding area of the Cenotaph should begin around 10:30 am.

The ceremonies will begin at the Cenotaph at 10:45 am and will continue until 11:30 am. During this time, there will be no vehicle traffic allowed on the following streets:

  • King Street (North Side) – Catharine to James
  • Hughson Street – King to Main
  • John Street – King to Main

There will be two minutes of silence observed at 11:00 am, at which time all traffic (including buses) in the surrounding area will not be permitted to move.

All of the MacNab Terminal routes will service the Route 5 bus stop on Main at MacNab.

1 KING and 44 RYMAL Detoured at Eastgate Transit Terminal October 25-26


Effective Sunday, October 25, 2015, from approximately 8 pm until Monday, October 26, 2015 at the beginning of HSR service, Route 1/1A KING and Route 44 RYMAL buses will not be allowed to access the Eastgate Transit Terminal due to final paving works along Queenston Road and Centennial Parkway.

During the closure period, 1 KING and 44 RYMAL buses routes will be detoured as follows:

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.