Hamilton Street Railway

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Hamilton Street Railway
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Info
Transit type Bus
Number of lines 34
Chief executive Sue Connor
Headquarters 2200 Upper James St
Hamilton, Ontario
Website http://www.hamilton.ca/HSR/
Operation
Began operation 1873
Operator(s) City of Hamilton

Hamilton Street Railway is the main provider of transportation to the residents of Hamilton, Ontario.

History

Hamilton Street Railway was founded as a private operation in 1873 owned by Lyman Moore and operated as such until 1889. It was later purchased by Hamilton Cataract Interests which later became Dominion Power and Transmission Company followed by Ontario Hydro.

In 1946, Hamilton Street Railway was no longer under provincial ownership and was bough Canada Coach Lines. Canada Coach Lines was later purchased by the city of Hamiltion and to date still owns and operates Hamilton Street Railway.

Fare Structure

2014 Fare Structure

Ticket Type Validity Period Regular Fare Student Fare Reduced Fare
Cash 1 trip $2.55
1 Ticket 1 trip $2.00 $1.65 $2.00
Presto E-Purse 1 trip N/A $1.65
5 Tickets 1 trip each $10.00 $8.25 $10.00
Monthly Card 1 calender month $87.00 $71.00 $87.00
Presto Monthly Card 1 calender month N/A $20.50
Presto Annual Card 1 calender year N/A $205.00
Day Pass 1 calender day $9.00
Legend
Regular Fare Adults
Student Fare Children and Students (5-14 and students under 19)
Reduced Fare Passengers aged 65 and over

Routes

# Route Name Route Type Picto autobus-1.jpg GOTransit.gif Remarks
1 King Regular Hamilton GO Gentre Eastgate Transit Terminal
  • Hamilton
  • Serves Fiesta Mall on Sundays and holidays only
1A University Plaza
  • No weekend service
2 Barton Regular Hamilton GO Centre Bell Manor Loop
  • Hamilton
3 Cannon Regular Hamilton GO Centre Reid & Dunsmore
  • Hamilton
4 Bayfront Regular Main & James Mount Albion Loop
5 Delaware Regular Downtown Hamilton Jones & King
5A Greenhill & Cochrane
5C Jones & King Meadowlands Terminal
  • Some trips terminate at West Hamilton Loop
5E Downtown Hamilton Quigley & Greenhill
6 Aberdeen Regular King & James Princess Point Loop
  • Interlines with route 7
7 Locke Regular King & James Hillcrest Loop
  • Interlines with route 8
8 York Regular Main & James Lamoreaux & Strathcona
  • Interlines with route 6
9 Rock Gardens Seasonal Main & James Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
  • Operates on Sundays and holidays from May to November
10 B-Line Express Express University Plaza Eastgate Transit Terminal
  • No weekend service
  • Some trips interline with routes 55/55A and 58
11 Parkdale Regular Valley Park Loop Burlington Bus Terminal
12 Wentworth Rush Hour Wentworth & Mars Victoria & King
  • No weekend service
16 Ancaster Regular Meadowlands Terminal Wilson & Garner
  • No Sunday service
  • Interlines with route 43
18 Waterdown Rush Hour Aldershot GO Station Parkside Dr. & Waterdown District School
  • Aldershot
  • No weekend service
20 A-Line Express Express Pier 8 Hamilton International Airport
  • No weekend service
  • Via Mohawk College
21 Upper Kenilworth Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Mountain Brow Loop
22 Upper Ottawa Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Upper Ottawa & Rymal
  • Some trips serve Anchor & Bigwin
23 Upper Gage Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Upper Gage & Rymal
24 Upper Sherman Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Upper Gage & Rymal
25 Upper Wentworth Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Lime Ridge Transit Terminal
26 Upper Wellington Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Lime Ridge Transit Terminal
27 Upper James Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Mountain Regional Transit Centre
33 Sanatorium Regular MacNab Transit Terminal Scenic Loop
34 Upper Paradise Regular King & James Glancaster Loop
  • No Sunday service
34A Upper Horning Loop
35 College Regular MacNab Transit Terminal St. Elizabeth Village
  • Via Mohawk College
41 Mohawk Regular Gage & Industrial Meadowlands Terminal
  • Via Lime Ridge Transit Terminal
41A Sanatorium Brow Building
43 Stone Church Regular Highland & Saltfleet School Meadowlands Terminal
  • Via Lime Ridge Transit Terminal
44 Rymal Regular Eastgate Transit Terminal Ancaster Business Park
  • Some weekend trips serve Glancaster Loop
51 University Regular Hamilton GO Centre West Hamilton Loop
  • Hamilton
  • No Sunday service
  • Operates during the school year only
52 Dundas Regular Downtown Hamilton Head Street Loop
Pirie & Governors
  • Some trips terminate at Pirie & Governors
52A Dundas Local Rush Hour York & Watson's Lane Loop Orchard & Pleasant
  • No weekend service
55 Stoney Creek Central Regular Eastgate Transit Terminal Highway 8 & Jones
  • Some trips interline with routes 10 and 58
55A Levi Loop
56 Centennial Regular Eastgate Transit Terminal Lakeland Community Centre
  • Serves Wild Waterworks during the summer
58 Stoney Creek Local Regular Eastgate Transit Terminal King & Highway 8
  • Some trips interline with routes 10 and 55/55A
99 Waterfront Shuttle Seasonal King & Summers Lane Pier 8
  • Free service
  • Operates during the summer only
  • Note: All colours used in this table correspond with those used on the HSR's official system map.

Fleet

Current Fleet

Thumbnail Fleet number range Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Remarks
70 and 71 2008 Dupont Industries Champlain 1608 Low Floor Cummins ISB Allison B300R
  • Replica trolleys
  • Heritage paint scheme
  • Used on route 99 Waterfront Shuttle during the summer months
0201 to 0215 2002 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R
0301 to 0320 2003 NFI C40LF Cummins C Gas Plus ZF 6HP592C
HSR-0409.jpg 0401 to 0414 2004 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL ZF 6HP592C
HSR-0510.jpg 0501 to 0520 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL ZF 6HP592C
0601 to 0605 2006 NFI DE41LF Cummins ISL Allison EP40 Hybrid System
HSR-0610.jpg 0610 to 0616 2006 NFI DE60LFR Caterpillar C9 Allison EP50 Hybrid System
HSR-0709.jpg 0701 to 0722 2007 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL ZF 6HP592C
HSR-0817.jpg 0801 to 0822 2008 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL ZF 6HP594C
HSR-0904.jpg 0901 to 0917 2009 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL ZF 6HP594C
HSR-0931.jpg 920 to 937 2009 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP50 Hybrid System
HSR-1003.jpg 1001 to 1015 2010 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL ZF 6HP594C
1020 to 1024 2010 Chevrolet/Arboc SOM26D GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90
HSR-1109.jpg 1101 to 1117 2011 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
HSR-1204.jpg 1201 to 1224 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5

Retired Fleet

Thumbnail Fleet number range Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Remarks
601 to 612 1960 General Motors Corporation TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
621 to 629 1964 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
631 to 640 1965 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
641 to 655 1966 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
661 to 672 1967 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
681 to 695 1968 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
751 to 766 1972 Flyer Industries Limited E700A
  • Electric Trolleybus
767 to 790 1973 Flyer Industries Limited E700A
  • Electric Trolleybus
801 to 812 1969 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
821 to 835 1970 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
841 to 852 1971 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
861 to 872 1972 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
901 to 906 1973 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
911 to 931 1974 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
941 to 962 1975 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
971 to 982 1976 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
2204 to 2208 1989 Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
7701 to 7727 1977 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
7801 to 7816 1978 Flyer Industries Limited E800B
  • Electric Trolleybus
7901 to 7930 1979 Flyer Industries Limited D900 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8201 to 8215 1982 General Motors Diesel Division TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735
  • 8203 & 8206 were renumbered 518203 & 518206.
  • 8207 to 8215 are Ex-OC Transpo.
8251 1982 Grumman Flxible 870 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
8501 to 8515 1985 General Motors Diesel Division TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
8601 to 8615 1986 General Motors Diesel Division TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
8701 to 8715 1987 Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
8801 to 8815 1988 Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
8901 to 8915 1989 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP590
9101 to 9115 1991 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 CNG Cummins L10G ZF 4HP500
9151 1991 Ford Overland ELF 125 Ford 7.3L Ford 4R100
9201 to 9215 1992 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 CNG Cummins L10G ZF 4HP590
9601 to 9625 1996 New Flyer Industries C40LF Detroit Diesel 50G Allison B400R
9701 to 9720 1997 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 ZF 5HP590
9801 to 9810 1998 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 06.501 CNG Cummins L10G Allison B400R
9901 to 9925 1999 New Flyer Industries C40LF Detroit Diesel 50G Allison B400R