While the manufacturer of Hamilton's LRT LRV is not settled yet, this picture is just a quick visual of what a future Hamilton LRV will approximately look like.
By Chris Drew
Published September 12, 2017
Over the slowness of late summer, it can sometimes be easy to forget what's happening in the Ontario transit scene. This is especially true in Hamilton, where after a flurry of updates, decisions and Council votes this spring, we await further news from the Hamilton LRT Metrolinx Project Office and the Province on the latest Hamilton Council decision to request having HSR operate Hamilton's LRT.
We faced the same situation in Brampton in the summer of 2015. There was a July 2015 Brampton Council vote to try to resolve the LRT alignment question through the use of a third party mediator. The final vote didn't happen until October 2015. During the summer of 2015, we as LRT advocates had to think of lots of creative ways to keep residents engaged in the issue and the supporters we had found.
So, until there is more news on the Hamilton LRT front, I just thought I'd share this Jon Bullock picture of Waterloo Region's Light Rail Vehicle No. 2, taken outside the Bombardier Millhaven plant this week.
Waterloo Region ION LRT vehicle at Bombardier Millhaven plant (Image Credit: Jon Bullock)
While the manufacturer of Hamilton's LRT LRV is not settled yet, this picture is just a quick visual of what a future Hamilton LRV will approximately look like. Pretty cool, eh? I particularly like the sharpness of the blue on the LRV. Also, does this look like a piece of "old" technology which some anti-LRT folks promote? I don't think so.
Hope everyone had a great summer, and keep up the city-building advocacy, Hamiltonians!
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