Expected Completion: 2024

Hamilton is a city with a bright future, and that future will bring many more Hamiltonians. Those Hamiltonians need more and better transit. We’re on it: take a look at the new Hamilton LRT. It will feature 17 stops on 14 kilometres of safe, rapid, and reliable light rail, from McMaster University through downtown Hamilton to Eastgate, from the west end of the city to the east.

17 stops will take you where you need to go, connecting to Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus service, GO bus routes, and new, all-day GO service connecting Hamilton to Union Station. Biking? You’re good to go. The Hamilton LRT will integrate cycling and pedestrian routes, and Hamilton’s own SoBi bike share system.

Hamilton is poised for decades of prosperous growth, and Hamilton LRT will be there to help fuel your future. It’s about more than just moving people from place to place. It’s about your quality of life, revitalizing the Hamilton you love, and linking every corner of your city. Plus it’s a catalyst for stimulating economic development.

The Hamilton LRT will do more than get Hamiltonians moving. It will do more than promote a cleaner, more stunning environment in a city already defined by stunning nature. The Hamilton LRT will be a rebirth for the Main-King-Queenston corridor. Pedestrian-friendly city blocks with modern stops will be the meeting place between community and convenience.

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projected population growth by 2041

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The three teams were selected based on the evaluation of criteria identified in a Request for Qualifications process that began in February 2017.

Teams have been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing proposals that detail how they will deliver the project. Upon evaluating the received proposals, IO and Metrolinx expect to select a preferred proponent and award the contract in 2019.

Read the April 13 news release here.

View a copy of the RFP here.

Watch this space for future community meetings or public engagement opportunities. You can always share thoughts, questions or comments on the project by emailing LRT@hamilton.ca.