BLAST network

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This article is about the rapid transit system in Hamilton, Ontario. For other uses, see Blast (disambiguation).
BLAST network
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Locale Hamilton
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines 5
Website Hamilton Rapid Transit
Operator(s) Hamilton Street Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
System map

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The BLAST network is a proposed rapid transit system for the city of Hamilton, Ontario. The network concept is the result of Hamilton's 2007 transportation master plan, and the Metrolinx regional transportation plan The Big Move.[1] The B-Line is one of 15 priority projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and studies are currently underway.[2] In May 2015, the Government of Ontario announced full funding for the design and building of a truncated version of the B-Line and a northern spur to the West Harbour GO Station, a portion of the A-Line. [3]

The proposed system would be composed of five lines:

Line Corridor/Main Route Termini Big Move Priority[4]
BLAST B.png Main Street and King Street McMaster University Queenston Circle Top, within 15 years
BLAST L.png Highway 6 and York Boulevard Downtown Waterdown beyond 25 years
BLAST A.png James Street and Upper James Street West Harbour GO John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport within 15 years
BLAST S.png Centennial Parkway and Rymal Road Eastgate Square Ancaster Business Park beyond 25 years
BLAST T.png Kenilworth Avenue, Upper Ottawa Street, and Mohawk Road Centre Mall Linc/Mohawk Road interchange within 25 years


  1. ^ "Routes and Corridor Maps". City of Hamilton. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "B-Line Facts". City of Hamilton. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Kevlahan, Nicholas. "Hamilton Gets YES for an Answer". Raise the Hammer. 
  4. ^ "The Big Move" (PDF). Metrolinx. 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 

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