Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT)
More Transit for Hamilton: 16km A-line Bus Rapid Transit to replace 2km LRT spur
Ontario, through Metrolinx, is moving forward with planning and analysis for a proposed 16km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect with the future Hamilton LRT, making it easier for families to travel around the Hamilton area.
The 16km BRT route will replace the previously proposed LRT spur on James Street North.
Read the February 2 news release and
view proposed BRT route .
Request for Qualifications Issued for Hamilton B-Line Light Rail Transit
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on February 2, 2017. This invites interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The RFQ
is the first step in the procurement process and a significant
milestone. It will allow Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx to
begin prequalifying interested parties.
Read the February 2 news
What We’re Doing
Together with the City of Hamilton, Metrolinx is building Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT): a new 11-kilometre LRT
line that will run through downtown Hamilton along Main and King
Hamilton LRT will connect McMaster in the west to Queenston Circle in the east, and protect for future growth through segregated LRT lines.
The LRT will also connect to the existing Hamilton Centre GO Station through a high-order pedestrian connection.
A signature project under the Moving Ontario Forward plan, Hamilton LRT is funded with a $1 billion commitment from the Province of Ontario, announced by the Premier on May 26, 2015.
Why We’re Doing It
With 14 stops and connections with local HSR service, the Lakeshore West GO Transit line and multiple GO Bus routes, Hamilton LRT will drive economic growth and improve connectivity across local communities.
Hamilton LRT is expected to be in service in 2024. Major construction will begin in 2019.
Project Budget: $1 billion
Timing: Completion set for 2024
Funding Source: Province of Ontario
Kilometers: 11-kilometres of track
The City of Hamilton and Metrolinx have been
collaborating for the last several months to further develop
and refine the alignment of the LRT route. The modifications
to the announced project scope require amendments to the
environmental assessment (EA) that was completed in 2011.
This work was completed ahead of several public information
centres (PICs) held throughout September 2016 and January
2017 as part of the
Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP).
Boards and materials from the January meetings are available
The proposed amendments to the EA are expected to be
complete by spring 2017.
Information can also be found at