Another important project is coming to Hamilton, and this time is about Transit as well. The new Hamilton Light Transit rail will offer a frequent, reliable and safe service that will run from McMaster University in the west, through downtown Hamilton to Eastgate in Stoney Creek.
These projections will generate a significant demand to move people throughout the city and connect them to employment and the services and supports they need. Hamilton LRT is focused on improving
access to transit and supporting the continued growth and revitalization of the
city. It will help create a better balance between daily car and transit use, reducing congestion and related impacts.
Route and Stops
Hamilton LRT will take 32 minutes approximately to travel across the line. It will count with 17 stops with a track of 14 km. It is also estimated that trains will run every 6 minutes during peak hours.
BENEFITS OF LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT
This new project promises an innovative way to reduce traffic and save transportation time. Hamilton LRT will bring many benefits not only to the community, but also to the environment. Other benefits are:
- Support city growth by building transit to prepare for Hamilton’s expected increase of population to 780,000 by 2041.
- Contribute to economic uplift by attracting long-term development and investments
- Provide new local jobs through employment and training opportunities and apprenticeships.
- Contribute to an efficient and integrated public transit system for all users by being the first of a network of rapid transit lines.
- Be clean and green with no emissions from the vehicle, which reduces air pollution and contributes to cleaner air.
- Good Accessibility.
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