Aug. 18, 2016

Hamilton LRT

A light rail transit line from McMaster University to Eastgate Mall

The Hamilton LRT project is part of a long-term vision to connect key origins and destinations across Hamilton - The project will help revitalize Hamilton’s downtown core and improve public transit options in the city

The 14-kilometre LRT line will extend from McMaster University in the west to Eastgate Square in the east - The corridor will run along Main Street and King Street, on a combination of shared and exclusive at-grade track - Today, bus service operates in mixed traffic along the route

The project is currently in the planning phase, with an EA approved in December 2011 - Significant planning, design, and engineering work, made possible through Metrolinx Quick Wins funding, was undertaken collaboratively by the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx and resulted in the “Rapid Ready” report completed in February 2013

The current cost estimate is approximately $1 billion for construction and implementation, and will be updated as engineering work continues

-        Metrolinx - The Big Move - Next Wave Projects