Winter 2013 Service Changes

The Hamilton Street Railway has updated their website with the winter 2013 timetables. Several routes have minor modifications while others such as 5 DELAWARE have received a major realignment, with all branches of the service now sharing one uniform routing.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday December 29th, 2013.SERVICE CHANGES

2 BARTON (Weekdays)
Trips revised slightly for better schedule adherence.

5 DELAWARE (All Services)
Schedule revised slightly to reflect routing changes. All branches realigned to Delaware and 5B branch eliminated.

6 ABERDEEN (Weekdays)
Current 5:40pm trip from downtown will now leave at 5:45pm for better GO train connections.

18 WATERDOWN (Weekdays)
Schedule modified due to changes in Burlington Transit services. Burlington Transit route 1 PLAINS does NOT service the Aldershot GO Station after 7:17pm on weekdays. HSR route 18 WATERDOWN buses, which ordinarily go out of service and return to the garage will instead continue to downtown Hamilton to accommodate passengers looking to connect with Hamilton after Burlington Transit ends service to the station. HSR buses at 8:30am, 8:57am, 7:00pm and 8:30pm will continue to downtown Hamilton via Waterdown Road, Plains Road, York Blvd and James Street (drop off only) after leaving Aldershot. Additionally the 18 WATERDOWN bus at 7:31pm will also travel to Plains Road and Waterdown Road upon request to connect with Burlington Transit.

33 SANATORIUM (Weekdays)
Late evening schedule revised slightly for shift workers at Extendicare/St. Peter’s.

44 RYMAL (Weekdays)
Schedule revised slightly to coincide with the start and finish times at the new Bishop Ryan High School.

52A DUNDAS LOCAL (Weekdays)
Minor schedule changes in the afternoon to improve connections with the 5 Delaware.



  • Wed DEC 25 – Christmas Day – Special Christmas Schedule
  • Thu DEC 26 – Boxing Day – Saturday Schedule
  • Fri DEC 27 – Regular Weekday Schedule
  • Sat DEC 28 – Regular Saturday Schedule
  • Sun DEC 29 – Regular Sunday Schedule
  • Mon DEC 30 – Regular Weekday Schedule
  • Tue DEC 31 – Regular Weekday Schedule
  • Wed JAN 01 – Regular Sunday Schedule



All trips will travel eastbound & westbound via Maplewood Ave., Delaware Ave. and Stinson St. There will be no service along King St. east of John St. and no service along Main St. east of Wellington St. This will provide consistent 7 and 8 minute headway along this portion of the route. The 5B MAIN WEST branch will be eliminated and there will be no trips starting or finishing at University Plaza.

All trips will proceed via Sanatorium Road, Chedmac Drive and Redfern Avenue in both directions. The loop in the Arena will not be used.

All trips will remain on West 5th between Chester Avenue and Stone Church Road. The service will no longer use Chester Avenue and Chesley Street. Please note that the current 35 COLLEGE detour on West 5th will continue until the permanent route change has occurred.

HSR Information Line and Customer Service Centre Holiday Hours
On Christmas Day, the HSR Information Line will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The HSR Customer Service Centre at the Hamilton GO Centre will be closed December 25, 26, 28, 29, and January 1. The HSR Customer Service Centre will open December 24, 27, 30 and 31. On December 24 and 31, the Centre will only be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.