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Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Project Updates


On April 26, 2017, Hamilton City Council voted to update the Environmental Project Report (EPR) Addendum to include the 3-kilometre section from Queenston Traffic Circle to Eastgate and submit it to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton will work together over the coming days and weeks to analyze the potential impacts of this latest development to our project schedule, EA and budget. We will continue to work with our partners at the City of Hamilton and with Infrastructure Ontario with the objective of getting the project into procurement as early as this summer.



What We’re Doing

Together with the City of Hamilton, Metrolinx is building Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT): a new 14-kilometre LRT line that will run through downtown Hamilton along Main and King Streets.

Hamilton LRT will connect McMaster in the west to Eastgate Square 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 17 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.


Quick Facts

Project Budget: $1 billion
Location: Hamilton
Timing: Completion set for 2024
Funding Source: Province of Ontario
Stops: 17
Kilometers: 14-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 here:

Information can also be found at MetrolinxEngage.com or Hamilton.ca/LRT.