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HSR revises routes and services, September 4



Next Sunday, September 4, the Hamilton Street Railway ends summer service and starts fall and winter service, increasing service along many routes.


The HSR is changing services along these routes: 1 King; 3 Cannon; 4 Bayfront; 5 Delaware; 5C West Hamilton; 6 Aberdeen; 7 Locke; 8 York; 11 Parkdale; 16 Ancaster; 18 Waterdown; 21 Upper Kenilworth; 22 Upper Ottawa; 23 Upper Gage; 24 Upper Sherman; 25 Upper Wentworth; 26 Upper Wellington; 27 Upper James; 33 Sanatorium; 34 Upper Paradise; 35 College; 41 Mohawk; 51 University; 52 Dundas; 56 Confederation Park; 99 Waterfront shuttle; Redeemer University College shuttle; Trans-Cab.


Specifically, the HSR is: introducing a new service; resuming service along seasonal routes; canceling service along seasonal routes; increasing service along current routes; decreasing service along current routes; revising a current route; increasing service to colleges and universities; and adjusting the schedule of current routes.


Introducing a new service


Trans-Cab

Starting Sunday, September 4, the HSR introduces its third Trans-Cab service, for the employees of the new Canada Bread Trillium Plant on Nebo Road south of Twenty Road.

Cabs pick up passengers from Rymal Road East and Upper Ottawa Street, then carry passengers to the factory. You can transfer from another HSR route to the cabs - simply show the driver your HSR transfer and pay the extra 50-cent Trans-Cab premium. If you’re starting your trip at Rymal East and Upper Ottawa, simply pay regular HSR fare - cash or tickets - plus the 50-cent Trans-Cab premium.

The cabs also pick up passengers at Canada Bread. The driver can issue you a transfer, so you can continue your trip from Rymal Road East and Upper Ottawa Street on buses operating along the 22 Upper Ottawa or 44 Rymal Road routes.

You can learn more about this new Trans-Cab service here. (.pdf)


Resuming service along seasonal routes


Redeemer University College shuttle

Service linking the college to the Meadowlands Terminal and the Glancaster Loop resumes Tuesday, September 5.

Northbound buses start their trips at Glancaster Loop, then proceed:

northward along Glancaster Road;
westward along Garner Road East;
northward along Kitty Murray Lane;
east- and southward through Redeemer University College Campus;
westward along Garner East;
northward along Southcote Road;
eastward along Golf Links Road;
northward along Neville Drive; and then
west- and southward along Martindale Crescent to Golf Links Road,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses leave Glancaster Loop at 7:53, 8:23, 8:53 and 11:28 a.m. and 12:16, 4:33, 5:04 and 5:38 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They arrive at Redeemer University College at 7:57, 8:27, 8:57 and 11:34 a.m. and 12:20, 4:37, 5:08 and 5:42 p.m. They arrive at the Meadowlands Terminal at 8:07, 8:37 and 11:44 a.m. and 1:04, 4:46, 5:16 and 5:59 p.m. An extra northbound bus leaves Redeemer at 12:55 p.m. and arrives in Meadowlands at 1:04 p.m. The northbound bus that arrives at Redeemer at 8:57 continues eastward along Garner Road East (Ancaster), Rymal Road West (Hamilton) and southward along Upper James Street to the Mountain Garage. It drops off passengers at regular HSR stops along the 44 Rymal Road and 27 Upper James routes but does not enter Glancaster Loop.

Northbound buses leave Glancaster at 10:10 and 11:09 a.m. and 6:20, 7:22 and 8:22 p.m. Saturdays. They arrive on the Redeemer campus at 10:14 and 11:13 a.m. and 6:24, 7:26 and 8:26 p.m. They arrive in Meadowlands at 10:25 and 11:25 a.m. and 6:34, 7:36 and 8:36 p.m. Extra northbound buses leave Redeemer at 9:40 a.m. and 5:55, 6:55 and 7:55 a.m. The extra buses arrive in Meadowlands at 9:50 a.m. and 6:05, 7:05 and 8:05 p.m.

Southbound buses leave Martindale Crescent at Golf Links Road, then proceed:

southward along Martindale;
westward along Golf Links;
southward along Southcote Road;
eastward along Garner Road East;
northward along Kitty Murray Lane;
east- and southward through Redeemer University College Campus;
eastward along Garner East; and then
southward along Glancaster Road to Glancaster Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses leave Meadowlands at 7:35, 8:08, 8:35 and 11:45 a.m. and 12:36, 1:06, 4:48, 5:18 and 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They arrive on campus at 7:45, 8:17, 8:47 and 11:55 a.m. and 12:45, 1:15, 4:47, 5:27 and 6:09 p.m. They arrive in Glancaster Loop at 7:50, 8:22 and 8:52 a.m. and 12:10, 1:19, 5:02, 5:34 and 6:13 p.m. The bus arriving on campus at 12:45 p.m. ends its trip at Redeemer and does not continue to Glancaster. The buses arriving at Glancaster at 1:19 and 6:13 p.m. Mondays to Fridays continue eastward along Garner Road East (Ancaster), Rymal Road West (Hamilton) and southward along Upper James Street to the Mountain Garage. They drop off passengers at regular HSR stops along the 44 Rymal Road and 27 Upper James routes.

Southbound buses leave Meadowlands at 9:50, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 6:08, 7:08, 8:08 and 8:40 p.m. Saturdays. They arrive on campus at 10, 10:55 and 11:42 a.m. and 6:17, 7:18, 8:18 and 8:50 p.m. They arrive in Glancaster Loop at 10:04, 11:02 and 11:46 a.m. and 6:20, 7:22, 8:22 and 8:54 p.m. Extra buses leave Meadowlands at 6:40 and 7:40 p.m., ending their trips at Redeemer at 6:50 and 7:50 p.m.

The HSR continues to provide service along the route Mondays to Saturdays until Saturday, April 28, 2012, except during the Christmas holidays.

You can view a map and the schedule of the route here. (.pdf)

51 University

Starting Tuesday, September 5, the HSR resumes service along the route, linking the Hamilton GO Centre and downtown Hamilton with McMaster University.

Buses operate every 10 to 15 minutes Mondays to Fridays from about 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and every 30 minutes after 8 p.m. They operate every 30 minutes Saturdays from about 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Cancelling service along seasonal routes


56 Confederation Park

Labour Day, Monday, September 5, is the last day this year that the HSR operates its weekend-and-holiday shuttle bus service between Eastgate Terminal and Lakeland Pool, Van Wagner’s Beach and Confederation Park.

99 Waterfront shuttle

Labour Day, Monday, September 5, is the last day this year that the HSR operates its free seven-days-a-week shuttle bus service between downtown Hamilton and Hamilton Harbour.


Increasing service along a current route


7 Locke

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR operates a bus on a new inbound trip early Monday-to-Friday mornings. The bus leaves Hillcrest Loop at 5:51 a.m. and arrives at James Street South and Main Street at 6:07 a.m. The earlier trip improves service for passengers connecting to a GO Transit train at the Hamilton GO Centre.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

11 Parkdale

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR operates a bus on new north- and southbound trips late Monday-to-Friday evenings / early Tuesday-to-Saturday mornings.

The southbound bus leaves the Downtown Burlington Terminal at 11:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and arrives at the Valley Park Community Centre at 12:27 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

The northbound bus leaves Valley Park at 12:28 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and arrives in downtown Burlington at 1:09 a.m.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Increasing the frequency of service along current routes


6 Aberdeen

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

4 Bayfront

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

3 Cannon

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

35 College

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

7 Locke

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also increasing service along the route by operating a bus on a new early Monday-to-Friday morning trip.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

41 Mohawk

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

33 Sanatorium

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours for the summer.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

23 Upper Gage

Starting Monday, June 28, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

27 Upper James

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

21 Upper Kenilworth

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

22 Upper Ottawa

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

34 Upper Paradise

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

24 Upper Sherman

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also adjusting the schedule of the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

8 York

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate every 20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

The HSR is also revising the route at certain times of the week.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Revising current routes


16 Ancaster

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR revises the west-end loop of the route at all times Mondays to Saturdays. (Buses do not operate along the route Sundays and holidays.)

Buses operate clockwise around the loop at all times. After buses arrive at Wilson Street West and Shaver Road, all buses at all times proceed:

southward along Shaver;
eastward along Garner Road West; and then
eastward along Wilson West to Shaver,
resuming their regular route eastward along Wilson West (mornings) or northward along Shaver (afternoons and evenings).

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

8 York

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR revises the west-end loop for buses operating Mondays to Fridays from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

To improve the safety of schoolchildren walking to and from Strathcona Public School, buses operate along their regular route to Dundurn Street North and Lamoreaux Street, then proceed:

southward along Dundurn North;
eastward along Head Street; and then
northward along Strathcona Avenue North to Lamoreaux Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Strathcona North.

Buses operate along their regular route - along Lamoreaux Street - at all other times of the week.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Increasing service to colleges and universities


35 College

Starting Tuesday, September 6, increases the frequency of service along the route, linking downtown Hamilton with the Fennel Campus of Mohawk College. Buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Redeemer University College shuttle

Service between the college and the Meadowlands Terminal resumes Tuesday, September 5.

33 Sanatorium

Starting Tuesday, September 6, increases the frequency of service along the route, linking downtown Hamilton with the Fennel Campus of Mohawk College. Buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours for the summer.

51 University

Starting Tuesday, September 5, the HSR resumes service along the route, linking the Hamilton GO Centre and downtown Hamilton with McMaster University.

Buses operate every 10 to 15 minutes Mondays to Fridays from about 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and every 30 minutes after 8 p.m. They operate every 30 minutes Saturdays from about 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

21 Upper Kenilworth

Starting Tuesday, September 6, increases the frequency of service along the route, linking downtown Hamilton with the Fennel Campus of Mohawk College. Buses operate every 15 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours for the summer.


Adjusting the schedules of current routes

35 College

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

5 Delaware
52 Dundas

Starting Saturday, September 10, buses operate with a new schedule Saturday evenings after 7 p.m., with the HSR adding more time for the buses to complete their trips.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

1 King

Starting Saturday, September 10, buses operate with a new schedule Saturday evenings after 7 p.m.

Buses leave their terminals at the same time as they do currently, but the HSR has added more time for the buses to complete their trips.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

41 Mohawk

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

11 Parkdale

Starting Tuesday, September 6, buses operate with a new schedule late Monday-to-Tuesday evenings / early Tuesday-to-Saturday mornings.

The southbound bus that currently leaves the Downtown Burlington Terminal at midnight leaves 30 minutes later at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to Saturdays. The bus arrives at the Valley Park Community Centre at 1:13 a.m.

The northbound bus that currently leaves Valley Park at 11:46 p.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves one minute earlier at 11:45 p.m. The bus arrives in downtown Burlington at 12:29 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

The HSR is also increasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

27 Upper James

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

21 Upper Kenilworth

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

22 Upper Ottawa

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

34 Upper Paradise

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

24 Upper Sherman

Starting Tuesday, September 6, the HSR is adjusting the time that the first northbound bus leaves its terminal early Monday-to-Friday mornings. Adjusting the schedule of the first bus improves service for passengers connecting to GO Transit buses or trains or HSR buses operating along other routes.

The HSR is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

26 Upper Wellington
25 Upper Wentworth

Starting Sunday, September 4, the HSR is adjusting Sunday-and-holiday morning schedule of both routes to improve the reliability of the service.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

18 Waterdown

Since GO Transit is revising the schedule of trains operating through Aldershot GO Station, the HSR is adjusting the Monday-to-Friday afternoon schedule for buses operating along the route.

Starting Tuesday, September 6, southbound buses leave Parkside Drive at Keewaydin at 2:44, 3:14, 3:39, 4:14, 4:44, 5:12, 5:37, 6:07, 6:36, 7:16 and 8:14 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They arrive in Aldershot GO Station bus terminal at 3:03, 3:33, 3:58, 4:33, 5:03, 5:31, 5:56, 6:26, 6:55, 7:35 and 8:33 p.m.

Northbound buses leave Aldershot GO Station at 2:54, 3:19, 3:54, 4:24, 4:52, 5:17, 5:47, 6:16, 6:56 and 7:54 p.m.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

5C West Hamilton

Starting Saturday, September 10, buses operate with a new schedule Saturday evenings after 7 p.m., with the HSR adding more time for the buses to complete their trips.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.