Comment 121405

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted April 28, 2017 at 09:29:01

Fun fact that has been mostly lost in all the LRT hoopla over the past several months: Hamilton will get two-way, all-day GO train service to Hunter GO station in time for the LRT line to open in 2023-4 - at least a few years before we get two-way, all-day GO train service to West Harbour.

The reason for this is that Metrolinx has to negotiate with the private owners of our rail rights-of-way to secure access for GO train service. CP owns the old TH&B line that serves Hunter, and CN owns the line that serves West Harbour; and Metrolinx has had more success negotiating with CP for all-day access on its line.

That means Hamilton will have all-day GO train service to Hunter Station, directly serving the heart of the downtown core, in time for our LRT line to start. With the high-order pedestrian walkway on Hughson for the couple of blocks between the Gore Park LRT station and Hunter, the B-Line will connect directly to regional rapid transit - a key condition of rapid transit funding under the Moving Ontario Forward fund.

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