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Hamilton starts environmental assessment process
for future rapid transit line

The City of Hamilton has developed a plan to introduce rapid transit in the “B-Line” corridor between Eastgate Square and McMaster University within the next five years.

In 2009, the City completed a rapid transit feasibility study, which demonstrated overwhelming public support for light rail transit and which also showed that introducing LRT along the corridor is technically feasible. The city has studied the plan further since then and has refined the project and extensively consulted with the public in 2010 and early 2011.

This project introduces high-frequency light rail transit service on a 13.4-kilometre line. The line stretches along Queenston Road and Main Street East between Eastgate and The Delta — the junction of Main and King Streets East — along King Streets East and West between The Delta and Highway 403 and along Main Street West between Highway 403 and McMaster.

The City has now started the environmental assessment process to finalize its plans, ending with an extensive series of public consultation meetings this fall. You can participate actively in this process by attending consultation meetings or contacting rapid transit staff directly with information, comments or questions.

This fall, the City will present its final proposals for the project, including how the rapid transit plan integrates with the City’s land use planning initiatives in the B-Line corridor.

If you would like staff to add your name to to the project mailing list, provide comments or obtain more information, please contact:

City of Hamilton, Rapid Transit Team, Public Works Department
77 James Street North, Suite 400, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K3
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 2553, Fax: 905-546-4435

You can find out more about the project here.

The future north-south A-Line rapid transit corridor extends along James and Upper James Streets between Hamilton Harbour and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.