James Street South, looking north.
|System||Hamilton BLAST network|
|Termini||West Harbour GO Station
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
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. 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.
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.
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. On April 26, 2017, Hamilton City Council voted to extend the B-Line to Eastgate Square.
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- Tweet by @HamiltonLRT: "Tonight, Council voted to update the @HamiltonLRT B-Line Environmental Assessment (@McMasterU-EASTGATE) and send to @ONenvironment. #HamOnt"