A-Line (Hamilton)

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Hamilton A-Line
James South Hamilton.JPG
James Street South, looking north.
System Hamilton BLAST network
Status Proposed
Locale Hamilton, Ontario
Termini West Harbour GO Station
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
Owner Metrolinx[1]
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map
West Harbour
GO Transit logo.svg GO Lakeshore West logo.svg GO bus symbol.svg
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
Stops to be determined
Hamilton Airport
Airport interchange

The A-Line is a planned 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]

The line is envisioned to run between West Harbour GO Station and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. On May 26, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced the B-Line would be constructed between McMaster University and Queenston Circle, as well as a segment of the A-Line to provide a direct connection to West Harbour GO Station.[3][4]

On February 2, 2017, the province scrapped the A-Line spur altogether, announcing it would opt for bus rapid transit along the entire A-Line corridor from Hamilton's waterfront to the airport.[5] On April 26, 2017, Hamilton City Council voted to extend the B-Line to Eastgate Square.[6]


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