The Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is making multiple key changes to its operations this fall.
With the launch of the new fall schedule for 2022, the HSR is hoping to improve transit connectivity in Hamilton and increase ridership with year six of the agency’s Ten-Year Local Transit Strategy.
Changes for 2022 include increased service on the Route 20 A-Line bus to improve connectivity between the Hamilton Airport, downtown Hamilton, and Pier 8. This will mean all-day Saturday and late weekday evening service added, as well as more frequency in weekday peak period service.
As part of the new fall schedules, @HSR is implementing service improvements related to year six of its Ten-Year Local Transit Strategy that will improve connectivity to Upper Stoney Creek, the airport and the Red Hill Business Park.
— City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) August 10, 2022
The Route 22 Upper Ottawa bus service will extend to Glover Road on weekdays and weekends to help provide more direct service to Red Hill Business Park. Route 22 will no longer service the Anchor and Bigwin area; impacted transit users can transfer to the Route 43 Stone Church bus.
Additionally, Route 43 Stone Church will be extending to residential areas along Green Mountain Road West, with improved frequency on weekdays.
Finally, a fare increase of $0.05 is set to go into effect beginning on Thursday, September 1st.
“It’s an exciting time for transit in Hamilton. Our strategic investments are connecting customers to residential growth and employment areas more directly and making transit a more attractive option to travel across our city,” said Maureen Cosyn Heath, Director of Transit for the HSR.
“These improvements also ensure we are best positioned to leverage investments from other levels of government for a rapid-ready Hamilton.”
Read the full release on the city website.