A-Line (Hamilton)

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A-Line
BLAST A.svg
James South Hamilton.JPG
James Street South, looking north
Overview
SystemHamilton BLAST network
OperatorMetrolinx[1]
StatusProposed
Began service2024
Route
Route typeBus rapid transit
LocaleHamilton, Ontario
StartWaterfront
ViaWest Harbour GO Station, Hamilton GO Centre, Mohawk College
EndHamilton International Airport
Length16 km (10 mi)
Stops21 (tentative)
Route map

Waterfront
Picton
West Harbour GO
GO Transit logo.svg GO Lakeshore West logo.svg GO bus symbol.svg
Cannon
King
MacNab Transit Terminal
BSicon TRAM.svg BLAST B.svg Hamilton Street Railway
Hamilton GO
GO Transit logo.svg GO Lakeshore West logo.svg GO bus symbol.svg
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Joseph's Mountain Campus
Mohawk College
Fennel
Mohawk
Aldridge/Linc
Stone Church
Rymal
Twenty
Mountain Transit Centre
Dickenson
English Church
Mount Hope
Warplane Museum
Hamilton International Airport
Airport interchange
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The A-Line is a planned bus rapid transit line running along James Street in downtown and Upper James Street on the escarpment in Hamilton, Ontario.[2] It is part of Hamilton's proposed BLAST network, involving four other rapid transit corridors. It is identified by Metrolinx in its regional transportation plan The Big Move as a project to be completed by 2023.[2]

History[edit]

During planning, both bus rapid transit (BRT) and light rail transit (LRT) were considered for the corridor. On May 26, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced the B-Line LRT would be constructed between McMaster University and Queenston Circle, as well as a short LRT segment of the A-Line to provide a direct connection to West Harbour GO Station from King Street.[3][4]

On February 2, 2017, the province scrapped the 2 kilometer A-Line LRT spur in favour of a 16 kilometre BRT along the entire A-Line corridor, from Hamilton's waterfront to Hamilton Airport.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGreal, Ryan. "Ministry Approves Hamilton LRT Environmental Report". Raise The Hammer. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  2. ^ a b "Routes and Corridor Maps". City of Hamilton. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  3. ^ Ontario Investing Up to $1 Billion for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton
  4. ^ Hamilton to get a new LRT and GO Train station
  5. ^ Ontario Moving Forward with More Transit Options for Hamilton

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