light rail - proposed
Surprise! There are no
streetcars in this extended Toronto burb city. The deceptively named
Hamilton Street Railway operates the city's buses. Contrary to what the
name suggests, streetcar operations ceased in Hamilton in 1951, while
trolleybus operations continued through 1992. When the city took over from
the private companies, it decided to keep the old
But wait, eh, there's more! In February 2010, Hamilton received 3 million dollars from the province for a light rail study. There were many indications that a 16 km light rail starter line would be built. Politicians argued out the details.
In 2015, the province announced it would be raising funds for a 23 k light rail line connecting Hamilton, Brampton and Mississauga. The Hurontaio Light Rail line would, appropriately, be funded by beer. Since the line would be fronting Lake Ontario, the idea of calling it Hurontario could perhaps be attributable to the beer itself. Construction is due to begin in 2019.
Hamilton Pro Light Rail Advocacy site
Will transit cutbacks kill light rail in Hamilton?