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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.

Chatham closure detours 7 LOCKE on February 23rd from 9am-2pm


Effective Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM There will be water sewer line work on Chatham Street, between Locke Street and Dundurn Street.

Route 7 LOCKE buses will be on detour during as follows:

Hunter Street closure detours 7 LOCKE on January 20th from 9am-3pm


Effective Friday, January 20th, 2017 from approximately 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM weather permitting, Hunter Street from Queen Street to Locke Street will be closed due to a water pipe replacement.

During this time route 7 LOCKE will be detoured as follows:

2016 Supercrawl Detours Sept 8th – 11th


Supercrawl is taking place on the weekend of September 9-11, 2016. The event will result in the closure of the following streets:

  • James Street, between King Street (north leg) and Strachan Street
    Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 am until 4 am on Monday, September 12.
  • York Blvd., between Bay Street and Hughson Street
    Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 am until 4 am on Monday, September 12.

Locke Street Festival detour of 7 LOCKE and free shuttle September 10th


The Locke Street Merchants Association is holding a street festival on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 7:00 AM until 10:30 PM. This festival will result in the total closure of Locke Street between Hunter Street and Stanley Avenue.

Due to the road closure route 7 LOCKE will be on detour as follows.

Additionally the HSR will be providing a free shuttle between the Locke Street Festival and Supercrawl during the festival. See those details below.

2016 Labour Day Parade Downtown Detours


The 2016 Hamilton Labour Day parade will be held on Monday, September 5, 2016 from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM. The parade will assemble on York Blvd. between Dundurn and Queen starting at 9:00 AM.

At 10:30 AM, the parade will travel south on Queen, east on Main, north on Bay, and west on York Blvd. to Dundurn Park. The parade will arrive at Dundurn Park at approximately 12:30 PM. The parade will result in the closure of the following streets between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Please note that HSR buses will be allowed to proceed on Main eastbound as far as the intersection at Queen Street.

  • York Blvd. between Dundurn and Bay
  • Bay Street between Main and Cannon
  • Queen Street between York Blvd. and Main
  • Cannon Street between Bay and Queen
  • Main Street between Queen and Bay
  • King Street between Queen and MacNab

Due to the road closures routes 4 BAYFRONT, 5 DELAWARE (all branches), 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, 9 ROCK GARDENS, 34 UPPER PARADISE and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE will be detoured between approximately 9:30am until 12:00pm.

The detours are as follows:

Bay Street closure detours routes 4/7/8/99 on August 16th [ CANCELLED ]


Bay Street will be closed between York Boulevard and King Street as a result of celebrations for the final Tragically Hip Concert in Hamilton on Tuesday, August 16th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Due to the road closures routes 4 BAYFRONT, 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE will be on detour.

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.

Routes 4/7/8 Detoured Evening of March 26th due to Garth Brooks Concert


Garth Brooks has two concerts scheduled for the evening of Saturday, March 26th at First Ontario Centre. During the transition from the first concert ending and the second one beginning, Hamilton Police expect a lot of pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area.

As a result, Bay Street will be closed to all traffic between King Street and York Blvd. from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

As a result, routes 4 BAYFRONT, 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, and 1 PLAINS (Burlington Transit) buses will be on detour.

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.