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Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT

Hamilton is a growing city that continues to undergo significant revitalization. It’s a city attracting new residents, businesses and visitors, and one that has much to offer in terms of history and culture. Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) will offer 14-kilometres of safe, rapid and reliable transit from McMaster in the west to Eastgate in the east, connecting communities and protecting for future growth through segregated LRT lines.





With 17 stops, you’ll have direct connections with local Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus service, the Lakeshore West GO Transit line at Hamilton GO Centre, and multiple GO bus routes. The LRT will also integrate with cycling and pedestrian routes, and the SoBi bike share system.


Hamilton LRT

Building more rapid transit in Hamilton is an integral part of our vision to have an integrated transportation network across the region. Hamilton’s LRT project will stimulate economic growth and contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Hamilton.



Taking public transit is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. The LRT will breathe new life the Main-King-Queenston corridor with vibrant, pedestrian-friendly city blocks and modern stops that integrate with the community.


Hamilton LRT Route Map

With 17 stops and trains which run approximately every six minutes during peak time, you can move quickly and easily between McMaster and Eastgate. Need to hop on the HSR or GO Transit? No problem –Hamilton LRT will provide seamless connections with both regional and local transit.

Want to find out more? Your LRT questions are answered on Hamilton.ca.


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.

Project Documents