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Encyclopedia > Hamilton Street Railway
Hamilton Street Railway

New Flyer C40LF #510213 on the 5C route in downtown Hamilton.
Founded 1975
Headquarters Hamilton, Ontario
Service Area Hamilton, Ontario
Service Type Public Transit
Operator City of Hamilton
Website Official Website

The Hamilton Street Railway (abbreviated as HSR) is the name of the organization which operates all public transit vehicles in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. HSR is owned by the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Street Railway logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 328 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... Bangkok Skytrain. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea...


The name is a legacy of the days when the majority of public transit vehicles were streetcars; the present-day Hamilton Street Railway is in fact a bus operator. a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Autobus redirects here. ...

Contents

Routes

New Flyer D40LFs like this one seen at McMaster University form much of the HSR’s recent bus fleet.
  • 1/1A King
  • 2 Barton
  • 3 Cannon
  • 4 Bayfront
  • 5/5A/5E Delaware (eastbound) / 5B Main West - University Plaza)/5C West Hamilton/52 Main West - Dundas (westbound)
  • 6 Aberdeen
  • 7 Locke
  • 8 York
  • 9 Rock Gardens (summer Sunday/holiday service)
  • 10 Beeline Express (interlined with 55/55A/58)
  • 11 Parkdale
  • 16 Ancaster
  • 21 Upper Kenilworth
  • 22 Upper Ottawa
  • 23 Upper Gage
  • 24 Upper Sherman
  • 25 Upper Wentworth
  • 26 Upper Wellington
  • 27 Upper James
  • 33 Sanatorium
  • 34/34A Upper Paradise
In 2007, the HSR introduced articulated hybrid buses for the route 10 ‘Bee Line’ express.
  • 35 College
  • 41/41A Mohawk
  • 43 Stone Church
  • 51 University
  • 52A Dundas Local
  • 55/55A Stoney Creek Central
  • 56 Confederation Park (summer Saturday/Sunday/holiday service)
  • 58 Stoney Creek Local

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Route histories

In the early 90's the HSR eliminated many routes by expanding current routes. The following is a list of eliminated/replaced routes:

  • 1 King-Reid replaced by 1/1A King-Eastgate Square (Route extended into Stoney Creek)
  • 2A Barton-Kenilworth/2B Barton-Parkdale/2C Barton-Talbot replaced by 2 Barton-Bell Manor Loop (Route extended into Stoney Creek)
  • 18 Waterdown to Bronte GO station eliminated, not replaced (Low ridership)
  • 31 Fennell replaced by 21 Upper Kenilworth (Route moved from Concession Street to Fennell Avenue) and 41 Mohawk (Now serves Kenilworth Avenue)
  • 32 Garth replaced by 35 College (Route extended south of Mohawk College)
  • 45 Limeridge eliminated, not replaced (Limeridge Road closed as a through street)
  • 53 Burlington replaced by 41 Mohawk (Now serves Ottawa Street) and 11 Parkdale (Route extended into Burlington)
  • 57 Nash replaced by 4 Bayfront (Now serves Nash Road)

Terminals and connections

Hamilton Street Railway Orion V 8907 on the 34A route at the intersection of King Street and James Street in downtown Hamilton.

HSR routes serving the downtown core stop near the intersection of King and James streets (routes 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5/5A/5B/5C/5E/, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 51,52). Image File history File linksMetadata Hamilton_Street_Railway_Ontario_Bus_8907. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Hamilton_Street_Railway_Ontario_Bus_8907. ...


HSR connects with GO Transit at Hamilton GO Centre, the terminus of the Lakeshore West railway line. The station, located at 36 Hunter St E, a few blocks south of King and James, serves as the Hamilton bus terminal, with both Express Highway 407 and Queen Elizabeth Way GO Buses, and the main Greyhound Lines bus stop (mainly serving London, Ontario and those connections) in Hamilton. Canada Coach Lines, once owned by HSR, is now served by Coach Canada, formerly Trentway-Wagar, and operates routes between Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Niagara. It is also the former Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH&B) passenger station, and there is a small museum above the public concourse. // GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... The Hamilton GO Centre is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. ... Lakeshore West is one of the seven train lines of the GO Transit system in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. ... Highway 407, officially called the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR), is a pay-per-use freeway located in south-central Ontario, Canadas Greater Toronto Area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... Trentway-Wagar (Coach Canada) Motor Coach Industries MCI 102DL3 3313 returning from the Toronto Bus Terminal, at University Avenue and Front Street. ... , The City of Kitchener (IPA ) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Faith, Fidelity and Progress Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Wellington County City Wards There are 6 Wards Founded April 23, 1827 Incorporated April 23, 1879 Government  - Mayor Karen Farbridge (elected November 2006)  - Governing Body Guelph City Council  - MPs Brenda Chamberlain (LPC)  - MPPs Liz Sandals (OLP) Area  - City... Motto: Building Community. ... The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH&B; AAR reporting mark THB) was a railway that ran in Southern Ontario. ...


Via the Mountain Transit Centre transfer point (served by route 27) and a contract with Blue Line Taxi, the HSR also connects with other areas in the northwest portion of the former Glanbrook Township. Glanbrook was formerly a rural township of about ten thousand inhabitants south of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with which it was amalgamated in 2001. ...


In addition, the HSR is connected with Burlington Transit, as one route (11 Parkdale) travels into Burlington via Burlington Beach, and BT Route 1 enters downtown Hamilton from Plains Road West. Burlington Transit is the public transport provider in the city of Burlington, Ontario Canada. ... Motto: Stand By Coordinates: , Country Province Region Halton Regional Municipality Established 1874 Government  - Mayor Cam Jackson  - Governing Body Burlington City Council  - MPs Mike Wallace (CPC), Garth Turner (Liberal)  - MPPs Joyce Savoline (PC), Ted Chudleigh (PC) Area  - Total 187 km² (72 sq mi) Population (2006)  - Total 164,415 (Ranked 27th)  - Density... Highway 2 was the major east-west provincial highway in Southern Ontario, running from Windsor in the west to the Lancaster in the east and joining together the towns and cities of the western two thirds of the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. ...


Other terminals and loops:

  • West Hamilton Loop (routes 5C and 51)
  • Limeridge Transit Terminal (routes 25, 26, 41/41A and 43)
  • Eastgate Transit Terminal (routes 1, 10, 55/55A, 56 and 58)
  • McMaster University (routes 1A, 10, 5A/5C, 51 run through or terminate at the university; routes 5B/5E/52 pass nearby on Main St) - also GO Transit service to/from Burlington GO with train connections to Toronto
  • Bell Manor Loop (routes 2 and 55/55A)
  • Meadowlands (routes 5A/5C (peak), 16, 41 and 43, Redeemer University College Shuttle (limited service))
  • Glancaster Loop (route 34, Redeemer University College Shuttle (limited service))
  • Upper Horning Loop (route 34A)

Fares

Age group Individual Fare 5 tickets Monthly Pass Annual Pass
Elementary schoolchildren (Grades 1-8) $2.25 $7.00† $56.00† n/a
Students in secondary
and school (19 and under)
$2.25 $7.00† $56.00† n/a
Adults $2.25 $8.75 $71.00 n/a
Seniors
(65 years of age and older)
$2.25 $8.75 $71.00 $205.00

All fares are in Canadian dollars.
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The Presto card will be added to the fare system by 2010. The Presto card, originally known as the GTA Farecard, is a smartcard-based fare payment system introduced in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton, Canada, on June 25, 2007. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Streetcars

HSR also once operated horsecar (1873-1892) and streetcar (1892-1951) lines (hence the name) as well as incline railways (Hamilton and Barton Incline Railway - Wentworth Incline 1895-1936, demolished 1949 and Hamilton Incline Railway - James Street Incline 1892-1932). Trolleybuses were also run on a few routes into the 1990s. Rapid Transit in San Diego: An original 1886 horse-drawn trolley and its driver participate in a parade celebrating the groundbreaking of the Panama-California Exposition Center in 1911. ... Further information: electric bus A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...


Roster

Two of the Hamilton Street Railway’s former trolleybuses are preserved at the Halton County Radial Railway museum.

Buses Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 449 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,734 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 947 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 449 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,734 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 947 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Halton County Radial Railway is a working museum of electric street cars and busses. ...

Horsecars J.G. Brill and Company manufactured streetcars and buses in the United States and Canada. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... White Motor Company, American automobile manufacturers In 1876, Thomas H. White incorporated his business in Cleveland, Ohio, as the White Sewing Machine Co. ... ElDorado National is a bus manufacturer owned by Thor Industries. ... Yellow Coach was founded in 1923 as a subsidiary of the Yellow Cab Company by John D. Hertz and was an early player in bus manufacturing in the United States. ... For other uses of the word Brill see Brill (disambiguation) Brill is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, close to the border with Oxfordshire. ... Canada Car and Foundry (CC&F) also variously known as Canadian Car and Foundry, or more familiarly as Can Car, manufactured buses, railroad rolling stock and later aircraft for the Canadian market. ... In 1970s Winnipeg based bus maker Western Flyer Industries changed its name to Flyer Industries. ... Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) manufactured buses and railroad rolling stock for the Canadian market; the companys products were mostly from J.G. Brill and Companys roster. ... Mack Trucks is one of the worlds leading truck-manufacturing companies. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into GMC (General Motors division). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into GMC (General Motors division). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into GMC (General Motors division). ... Rek-Vek was a customized transit bus maker and supplier in the 1970s. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into GMC (General Motors division). ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ...

  • Stevenson & Co. closed horsecar
  • J. G. Brill and Company closed horsecar
  • Jones's Sons Company closed horsecar
  • Jones's Sons Company open horsecar
  • J. G. Brill and Company open horsecar
  • unknown builders of open and closed horsecars
  • Allen horsecar

Streetcars J.G. Brill and Company manufactured streetcars and buses in the United States and Canada. ... J.G. Brill and Company manufactured streetcars and buses in the United States and Canada. ...

  • Paterson & Corbett Line car
  • Preston Car Company closed car
    • DEST closed
    • DEST Paye
  • G.C. Kuhlman Car Company ST closed
  • Laconia Car Company closed car
  • Ottawa Car Company closed car
    • sweeper
  • McGuire-Cummings Manufacturing Company sweeper
  • Jones SE closed car
    • closed car
    • open car
    • DT closed and open cars
  • National Steel Car SEDT closed
  • Laconia Car Company DEDT

Denotes wheelchair accessibility Preston Car Co. ... Ottawa Car Company was a builder of streetcars for the Canadian market and was founded in Ottawa. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ...


See also

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Hamilton Street Railway

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External links

  • HSR website
  • HSR History
  • Drawings of HSR vehicles by Peter McLaughlin
  • HSR Roster
  • HSR Bus Roster
  • HSR streetcar roster
  • HSR horsecar roster
  • HSR Incline
  • HSR General Info
  • DEWIRED (Re: 1992 close-down of Trolleybus service)
  • JN's HSR Pages
  • Tom's Trolleybus Pix Hamilton ON

  Results from FactBites:
 
Hamilton, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5261 words)
Hamilton was incorporated as a police village in 1833 and as a city in 1846.
Hamilton is located on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula and at the westernmost part of Lake Ontario, most of the city including the downtown section are on the south shore.
Within the city, the Hamilton Street Railway or HSR offers good service in the lower city (especially on east-west routes), reduced service on the Mountain and skeletal service outside the old city of Hamilton (except for Dundas, which is served about as well as the Mountain).
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