Booming city, growing connections

It’s no longer Ontario’s best-kept secret – Hamilton has been discovered for all it has to offer. It’s not surprising. It is history and culture, sports and incredible food, with boundless nature and the enchanting trails of the Niagara Escarpment – what’s not to love?

The city is growing by leaps and bounds – we expect the Hamilton metropolitan area to grow by 46% by 2041. With more families becoming Hamiltonians every year, we’re building the transit a growing city needs: more GO Trains are now servicing West Harbour station, the new Confederation GO station will welcome GO Bus service by the end of 2019, and light rail transit is on track to connect the city from east to west for all residents.

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West Harbour GO Station opened in 2015. It is located at James Street North, between Murray Street West and Strachan Street East. The station features:

  • two platforms with elevator access
  • approximately 300 parking spaces
  • bus loop
  • pedestrian and bicycle pathways
  • pedestrian bridge from Bay Street
  • fully landscaped pedestrian plaza

Hamilton GO Centre is located at the corner of Hunter Street East & James Street. The station features:

  • an island platform with elevator access
  • bus platforms
  • bicycle storage
  • retail

Metrolinx is also building the new Confederation GO Station in Stoney Creek, which will enable two-way train service from Toronto through Hamilton and on to Niagara Falls.

Preliminary work on the new station started in late 2017 and it will welcome bus service by the end of 2019 as the existing Park & Ride at Barton Street and Nash Road will be moved into the Confederation station bus loop.

As we determine the feasibility of applying a market-driven approach to delivering this station, we are also moving forward with the design and construction of a self-serve rail station.

In the meantime, we have given priority to getting more service to West Harbour, which is ready to receive more customers and is currently underutilized.

46%

projected population growth by 2041

17

new rapid transit stops

3

transit hub connections

All proposed new station stops are subject to completion of a full business case analysis.