New HSR Schedule Beginning December 27

This article, from November 24, includes details about schedule changes to routes, as well as information about the HSR’s holiday service schedule.

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Beginning Sunday, December 27, schedule updates are being introduced by the HSR.

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The HSR has ended paper ticket sales and passes as of October 31.

This article, dated November 1, contains details about the City’s transition to the PRESTO payment system.

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The City of Hamilton has announced that effective October 31, it will no longer sell paper tickets or passes, transitioning exclusively to the PRESTO system. Residents who still have valid tickets or passes will have until December 31, 2020 to use them.

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HSR operator recently tested positive for COVID-19

This article, from September 14, contains information about an HSR bus operator testing positive for COVID-19.

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The City of Hamilton was notified on September 14 that one of its Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus operators has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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HSR launches new mobile app

This article, from September 8, includes information about the HSR’s new app, HSRNow.

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The HSR launched a new app this past weekend called HSRnow, which works on either an iOS or Android device. The app is free to download.

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Service changes to HSR starting September 6

This article, from August 20, includes a news release from the HSR about service changes to their service, which will take effect on September 6.

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The Hamilton Street Railway will be returning to weekday service at a summer level with 100% seating capacity.

The HSR stated it its news release  on August 20 that they are increasing capacity from the current 2/3 seating to a 100% seating capacity and is expecting to meet riders’ needs based on current and near-term projected ridership levels.

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City to no longer print paper bus tickets

This article, from July 17, contains a press release from the City of Hamilton on the phasing out of HSR paper tickets and passes.

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The City of Hamilton has approved the removal from circulation of paper bus tickets, after City Council voted in favour of implementing the PRESTO fare card system, effectively replacing paper tickets and the monthly pass system.

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June 19: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from June 19, includes information about pools, parks, HSR, the HPL, outdoor dining and numerous other City services as Hamilton continues at Stage 2 of the province’s re-opening.

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The City of Hamilton released a lengthy update this afternoon, including information related to many City services which will start to operate over the next few weeks as Hamilton enters its first full week in Stage 2 re-opening.

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HSR facing revenue hit due to pandemic

This article, from June 6, contains information about financial burdens the HSR may face with post-secondary students learning from home.

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The HSR will face some financial issues going forward as Mohawk College’s student association has asked to suspend its transit pass agreement with the city over the summer.

The City and local post-secondary institutions, such as Mohawk, McMaster, and Redeemer University, have what is called a University/College Transit Pass Agreements (UCTP) which gives full-time students unlimited access to the HSR at a discounted rate.

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April 2: HSR Service Update

This article, from April 2, 2020, includes a press release issued by the City of Hamilton concerning service changes to the HSR.

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The City of Hamilton has issued a new update regarding changes to how the HSR will be delivering service effective April 3, 2020.

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March 24: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This post contains the latest updates from the City of Hamilton regarding the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of March 24, 2020.

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The City of Hamilton has provided various updates today, including new information about continuing essential services, PRESTO information, DARTS and HSR updates, warnings and closures about local dog parks, trails and escarpment stairs, parking updates and leaf/yard waste suspension.

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