Light Rail Transit (LRT) Plan

We want to hear from you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Public Information Centre #2 at McMaster Innovation Park on January 18 to learn about a number of new developments and improvements to the project and to provide your input on the current plans. 

If you were not able to attend you can still view the materials and provide comments here.  Comments will be accepted until February 3, 2017.

Stay connected and join the LRT Mailing List! Join the mailing list for updates about the LRT project, public meetings and plans going forward.   

Thank you for taking the time to be part of the conversation.

What is Light Rail Transit (LRT)?

Light Rail Transit (LRT) is a transportation system based on electrically powered light rail vehicles (LRV) that operated on a track in a segregated, right of way. Multiple LRVs, or cars, can be coupled together to form a train. They are designed to deliver rapid, reliable and safe transportation services.

With higher capacity than other transit systems, LRT will carry passengers in reserved transit lanes separated from regular traffic. Vehicles will be low floor with multiple entrances that are accessible to customers with all levels of mobility.

As part of Metrolinx’s Moving Ontario Forward plan, the Ontario government is investing up to $1 billion and will cover 100% of the capital costs of building the LRT in Hamilton.  Enhanced transit and the LRT will help drive economic growth, reduce travel and connection times and improve quality of life in our community.