James Street South, looking north
|System||Hamilton BLAST network|
|Route type||Bus rapid transit|
|Via||West Harbour GO Station, Hamilton GO Centre, Mohawk College|
|End||Hamilton International Airport|
|Length||16 km (10 mi)|
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. 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.
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.
- McGreal, Ryan. "Ministry Approves Hamilton LRT Environmental Report". Raise The Hammer. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
- "Routes and Corridor Maps". City of Hamilton. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
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