Light Rail

B-Line LRT Station Map

By RTH Staff
Published August 11, 2011

Hugh MacLeod of the Staircase Cafe Theatre has created a Google map of the proposed B-Line light rail transit (LRT) line, using Appendix 10 of the B-Line Background Information Report as the source for station locations.

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:31:28

Thanks for compiling this!

Although it isn't exactly good news for me - I was hoping we'd be seeing a stop in the long gap between Longwood and the University. No such luck. I'm sure folks living near Wellington or Strathearne would be even more annoyed.

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By jason (registered) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 15:45:26 in reply to Comment 67863

there's also a stop planned at King/Walnut. That's close to Wellington.

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By Art Brut (anonymous) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:44:06

I can't help imagining this as a video showing phased southern expansion into the mountain suburbs, and a laser cannon scrolling back and forth along Rymal to protect the AEGD against sustainable transportation models.

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 16:19:05 in reply to Comment 67865

Asteroids? I was thinking more like Space Invaders ;-)

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By Art Brut (anonymous) | Posted August 12, 2011 at 08:27:15 in reply to Comment 67884

We're of a mind. That was the joke.

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:48:50

I'm curious if somebody can answer a detail for me? What's the plan for the 403 crossing? I've tried crawling through the city's PDFs but it's too painful.

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By HamiltonToday (anonymous) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 15:29:14 in reply to Comment 67866

There is a plan to build a separate right-of-way bridge in the routing over the 403. The train, which travels on the south side of King St W, would travel diagonally between the east side of the 403 at King St to the west side of the 403 on the north side of Main St W.

The above map shows that as best as can be shown on Google Maps.

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2011 at 17:06:23 in reply to Comment 67877

After seeing how well King and Main flow with 2 lanes missing, this actually seems kind of wasteful. There may be valid engineering reasons that it's better to build a bridge, but Main can obviously afford to lose the lanes (King needs its bike lanes back).

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By Art Brut (anonymous) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 13:03:37 in reply to Comment 67866

If I remember correctly, the hypothetical B-Line was routed along the two southern lanes of King until it hit Paradise and is routed to Main West until it reaches McMaster (on the eastern end, it follows king until the Delta, where it switches onto Main East until it reaches Eastgate).

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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 15:37:57

I much rather support a Main St. line, like the International Village BIA. Running the line through King will cause issues at Wellington till John (where only two lanes are available). Espcially since 260 King St's parking garage opens onto King St. Basically, just don't switch over at the Delta and stick to the left side of Main St. You can easily put a station at Fergusson and at MacNab and the Prospect St. stop for Ivor Wynne is close enough.

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By Bob (registered) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 15:46:48

I thought this was supposed to be helpful for the International Village (West of Wellington) but such would not be the case. No stops between Wentworth and McNab Street? Am I missing something here?

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted August 11, 2011 at 16:33:36 in reply to Comment 67880

As mentioned above by another poster, there should be a proposed station at King and Walnut.

You'll find it at page 8 of the pdf at the following link:

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/DA2FC4AD-8CB6-467A-A330-039A756A2ADF/0/SCHEMEPLANSWITHMONTAGESforweb.pdf

For those interested, the link also shows the crossing over the 403 with the separate proposed right of way (page 4).

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By misterque (registered) - website | Posted August 12, 2011 at 19:15:58 in reply to Comment 67885

That is a nice document. Thanks for the link.

I added the Walnut stop, right beside Theatre Aquarius.

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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted August 12, 2011 at 07:02:58 in reply to Comment 67885

For those interested, the link...

I find IT interesting that with all the LRT hype at RTH and all the technical prowress of so many RTH users and contributers, ahem, like Ryan, nobody has posted anything in the WOTS events section of this web site.

There are still four Public Information Centres planned for the Transit Project Assessment Process regarding the Hamilton B-Line Rapid Transit Project next week. Doesn't this seem a little bit strange? Hell if I were as passionate about LRT as most folks here seem to be I would want to ANNOUNCE these events to everybody!

How something so simple could be overlooked by LRT enthusiasts is utterly beyond me. The only person here who has given them an honorable mention thus far is the venerable Mahesh P Butani, and now yours truly.

Indeed!

"...we are still absolutely committed to investigating the feasibility of rapid transit." Manager of the City Christopher Murray

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted August 12, 2011 at 16:43:13 in reply to Comment 67907

May I ask why it is that RTH is responsible, in your opinion, to repost all the events here?

The city's rapid transit website is actually the best run and most accessible website run by the City, and it shows all the info sessions.

For those who are interested, the link is: http://www.hamiltonrapidtransit.ca/

Also, I would recommend all people regularly go "straight to the source" for information, rather than relying on RTH, the Spectator, CHML, or any other news outlet for information. There's nothing like fresh information, straight from the source, from which you can draw your own conclusions. :D

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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 13, 2011 at 18:15:47 in reply to Comment 67948

May I ask why it is that RTH is responsible, in your opinion, to repost all the events here?

Congrats.

You've just won the combined 'Knickers in a Knot For The Most Specious Reason' and 'You've Got To Be Farkin' Kidding Me!' award for the weekend.

The notion that someone is taking umbrage on behalf of the site that purports in its mandate to be tantamount to The Big Booster when it comes to specific (hand-chosen) issues in wanting to 'raise up the city'...is both absurd...and wildly entertaining. Thanks.

(And Ryan, the fact that you missed it isn't a slam on you; it's pretty clear that you may be holding on too tightly to the reins, that you need to delegate...to let go a little. As I've previously suggested.)

And I have to say this: if someone the likes of WRCU2 is 'called out onto the carpet' for pointing out something quite reasonable (as he did in this case), then this forum is more fuckled than I would have allowed. (I'm a generous optimist. Sue me.)

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted August 12, 2011 at 08:31:46 in reply to Comment 67907

I posted a bunch of public meetings in June and July, but I can't do everything. If you know about an event that you think should be on our event listing, the best thing to do is post it.

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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted August 12, 2011 at 11:06:56 in reply to Comment 67911

Hell if I were as passionate about LRT...

I guess I ain't as passionate about LRT and "I drink only that which makes me thirsty... I've got reasons but I have been excused, I want to reconvene where I want to tell the truth that you are strong, strong, strong, stronger than me, with a heart much more love, lovely. Oh you are strong."

Funny how y'all expect city officials to bend over backwards on the LRT file and yet you yourselves cannot GO that extra mile.

SMILE

PS - To all you down-voters who cannot handle the truth, Flock Ewe!

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