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HSR revises routes and services, June 25



This Sunday, June 25, the Hamilton Street Railway starts decreasing service along many routes, as fewer passengers travel by transit during the summer.

On the same day, it also resumes service along its free summertime shuttle service between downtown Hamilton and the waterfront.

The HSR is also revising the path of buses operating along the 56 Centennial route to enter Confederation Park and serve passengers heading to and from Wild Waterworks.


The HSR is revising service along these routes: 2 Barton; 3 Cannon; 4 Bayfront; 5 Delaware, 6 Aberdeen; 7 Locke; 8 York; 10 B-Line express; 18 Waterdown; 21 Upper Kenilworth; 22 Upper Ottawa; 23 Upper Gage; 24 Upper Sherman; 26 Upper Wellington; 27 Upper James; 33 Sanatorium; 34 Upper Paradise; 35 College; 41 Mohawk; 43 Stone Church; 44 Rymal; 52A Dundas local, 56 Centennial; 99 Waterfront shuttle; Cardinal Newman high school special; St. Jean de Brebeuf high school special via Mohawk and Upper Ottawa; St. Jean de Brebeuf high school special via Upper Sherman; St. Thomas More high school special via Fennell and Sanatorium; St. Thomas More high school special via Limeridge and Garth; St. Thomas More** high school special via Upper Gage and Mohawk.

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Specifically, the HSR is: decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for buses operating along a route; resuming seasonal service along routes; and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes.

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Decreasing service along routes


2 Barton

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling to and from high schools.

10 B-Line express

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling to and from McMaster University’s Hamilton campus.

Cardinal Newman high school special

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR resumes service along the route to and from the high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

5 Delaware

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling to and from a high school.

52A Dundas local

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

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41 Mohawk

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

The HSR is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

44 Rymal

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

St. Jean de Brebeuf high school special via Mohawk and Upper Ottawa

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates buses along the route to and from the high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

St. Jean de Brebeuf high school special via Upper Sherman

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates buses along the route to the high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

St. Thomas More high school special via Fennell and Sanatorium

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates buses along the route to and from the high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

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St. Thomas More high school special via Limeridge and Garth

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates buses along the route to and from the high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

St. Thomas More high school special via Upper Gage and Mohawk

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates buses along the route to and from the high school Monday-to-Friday school days.

43 Stone Church

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

23 Upper Gage

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

The HSR is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

27 Upper James

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling to and from high schools.

The HSR is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

21 Upper Kenilworth

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR resumes an extra off-schedule trip along the route for passengers traveling from high schools.

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22 Upper Ottawa

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR operates extra off-schedule trips along the route for passengers traveling from a high school

The HSR is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

34 Upper Paradise

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR resumes an extra off-schedule trip along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

The HSR is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

24 Upper Sherman

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR resumes an extra off-schedule trip along the route for passengers traveling from a high school.

The HSR is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

26 Upper Wellington

Wednesday, June 28 was the last day until September that the HSR resumes an extra off-schedule trip along the route for passengers traveling from high schools.

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


6 Aberdeen

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 30 minutes from about 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

4 Bayfront

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 5 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

3 Cannon

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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56 Centennial

Starting Sunday, June 25, buses enter Confederation Park every day.

To accommodate the longer route, the HSR is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every hour, instead of every 45 minutes, from about 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week until Labour Day, Monday, September 1.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

35 College

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

7 Locke

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 30 minutes from about 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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41 Mohawk

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops between Rice Avenue and Mohawk Road West and the Kenilworth Traffic Circle every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve these stops every 20 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

West and north of Rice Avenue and Mohawk Road West and west and north of the Kenilworth Traffic Circle, where buses operate along separate branches of the route, they drop off and pick up passengers at stops every 40 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve the stops every 40 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

33 Sanatorium

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours for the summer.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

23 Upper Gage

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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27 Upper James

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

21 Upper Kenilworth

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours for the summer.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

22 Upper Ottawa

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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34 Upper Paradise

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 5:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

24 Upper Sherman

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 20 minutes from about 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

The HSR is also decreasing service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

8 York

Starting Monday, June 26, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. With these summer schedules, buses serve stops every 30 minutes from about 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Summer service ends and regular service resumes Tuesday, September 5.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Revising the path for buses operating along a route


56 Centennial

Starting Sunday, June 25, the HSR extends the route into Confederation Park to serve passengers traveling to and from Wild Waterworks wave-action pool seven days a week until Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

To accommodate the longer route, the HSR is decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Resuming seasonal service along routes.


56 Centennial

Starting Sunday, June 25, the HSR revises the path into Confederation Park for buses operating along the route seven days a week until Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

It’s also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

99 Waterfront shuttle

Starting Sunday, June 25, the HSR resumes its free shuttle bus service between downtown Hamilton and Hamilton Harbour for the summer. Buses operate every 30 minutes every day from about 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Service ends Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

Again this year, the HSR is using buses that replicate the streetcars that it operated in Hamilton until 1951. They use streetcar-like bodies and the HSR has painted them the same colours as some of the streetcars that rolled through Hamilton in the past.

Inbound buses start their trips at Pier 8 and proceed:

southward along Discovery Drive,
westward along Guise Street East;
southward along James Street North; and then
westward along King Street West to a stop across from Summers Lane beside Lloyd D. Jackson Square.

Inbound buses stop only

  • on James Street North south of Guise Street West, at Strachan Street West and Colbourne Street, south of Cannon Street West and across from King William Street and
  • on King Street West across from Summers Lane.

They leave Pier 8 every 30 minutes, seven days a week, from 10:22 a.m. until 8:22 p.m. One last bus leaves Pier 8 at 9 p.m.

Outbound buses start their trips on King Street West across from Summers Lane and proceed:

westward along King;
northward along Bay Street North;
eastward along York Boulevard;
northward along James Street North;
eastward along Guise Street East; and then
northward along Discovery Drive to Pier 8.

Outbound buses stop only

  • on King Street West across from Summers Lane,
  • on York Boulevard across from MacNab Street North,
  • on James Street North at Cannon, Barton, Strachan and Guise Streets East and
  • at Pier 8.

They leave King Street West across from Summers Lane every 30 minutes, seven days a week, from 10:05 a.m. until 8:35 p.m.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along a route


18 Waterdown

Starting Monday, June 26, the HSR adjusts the schedules of buses operating along the route to improve service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Aldershot GO Station.

You can view the new schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.