Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton are moving forward in partnership to build a light rail transit (LRT) system that will provide fast, reliable, accessible and convenient transit service between McMaster University and Eastgate Square. Major construction is expected to begin in 2019 with the LRT in service by 2024.
Connecting Hamilton to the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Region
In June 2016, the Province of Ontario announced plans to expand GO Transit service year-round to Niagara Falls. This planned work will bring new and improved transportation options to customers in Hamilton and Stoney Creek. The plan includes upgrading existing VIA Rail stations at St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, as well as building two new stations: Grimsby GO Station at Casablanca Boulevard, and Confederation GO Station at Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek.
At Confederation GO, Metrolinx is building a brand new station building, with parking, a second rail platform with a canopy shelter from the elements, and a bus loop with heated shelter. There is also a pedestrian tunnel to provide safe and convenient access to both sides of the transit corridor, as well as elevators that will make the station more accessible for families and people with disabilities.
Year-round, two-way GO train service to Confederation is targeted for the end of 2019, Grimby by 2021, and St. Catharines and Niagara Falls by 2023.
Read the full Perspective Hamilton 2017 feature here.