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How fans can get to important Canada Soccer game in Hamilton this weekend using GO Transit and HSR

Canadian soccer fans will head to Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Sunday for a FIFA World Cup Qualifying match. Here’s how GO Transit can bring fans into the city with transfers to the Hamilton Street Railway connecting them to the stadium. There’s snow on the ground, but the pitch is green for fans looking to get to Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field this weekend for … Continue reading How fans can get to important Canada Soccer game in Hamilton this weekend using GO Transit and HSR

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Hamilton light rail transit project makes another move forward

Hamilton City Council approves agreement to move ahead with the transit line. Here’s what that means and where it can lead. The Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) project has taken another step forward. Today (Sept 15), Hamilton City Council ratified their decision to re-initiate the project that will bring 14 kilometres of new rapid transit to the city. They authorized the Mayor and City Manager … Continue reading Hamilton light rail transit project makes another move forward

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Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

With the province now in Step Three of reopening, Metrolinx is offering customers more flexibility to get on the GO this summer by bringing back services and adding new ones. Metrolinx is increasing rail service starting Aug. 7 as riders continue to return to transit.  The changes will offer more flexibility in scheduling and planning trips for customers heading back to work, while using GO to also reconnect with friends and family, as well as attend sporting events and concerts.   The news includes the announcement of all-day, hourly trips between Hamilton’s West Harbour GO and Union Station, as travel across the Greater … Continue reading Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

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Grab your PRESTO Hamilton – HSR is going paperless

Hamiltonians will soon say goodbye to paper tickets and passes and use PRESTO to ride city buses. Here’s what you need to know. No more emptying pockets of crumpled transit tickets at the end of each day. For those using public transit around Hamilton, the days of paper tickets and monthly passes are about to end. As of November 1, 2020, Hamilton residents will use … Continue reading Grab your PRESTO Hamilton – HSR is going paperless

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A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Some things are more impressive from a bird’s eye view. Take a flight over work done on an important Hamilton rail bridge. Come fly with us. Recently, we brought you the story of the future of Confederation GO Station, including the project tender being announced. As part of that feature, we pointed out Metrolinx worked with CN – our rail partners and the corridor owners … Continue reading A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit

A personal approach to talking transit, LRTs and construction When Sulema James walks into the local grocery store, she’s not there to buy milk or eggs, but speak to the small business owner about the future transit that will be running in front of their shop in Hamilton. This good neighbour approach is what the Community Connectors program is all about: reaching businesses and residents … Continue reading Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit

News Roundup

The community benefits of building transit can start before the new service begins. We recently entered into an agreement with government agencies, business, labour and the local community to provide apprenticeship opportunities during the construction phase of the Eglinton Crosstown project.  The Apprenticeship Declaration sets a goal that 10% of all trade and crafting hours for the project will be completed by apprentices and journeypersons … Continue reading News Roundup