Transportation

Hybrid Buses Hit the Road

By Jason Leach
Published April 04, 2007

New HSR Hybrid Bus, interior view
New HSR Hybrid Bus, interior view

These are sweet buses: smooth, quiet, fast and powerful.

After riding one today, I'm hopeful that council will quickly get to work on bus-only lanes all around the city, including various express lines from Waterdown, Dundas/Mac, Central Mountain, Meadowlands, Stoney Creek and Heritage Green.

It's no light rail, but it's hands-down the best bus I've ever ridden.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted April 04, 2007 at 11:47:39

Great!

Does anyone know what lines these will service?

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted April 04, 2007 at 11:49:25

I've been watching them trundle down King Street all morning. They look pretty nice.

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By jason (registered) | Posted April 04, 2007 at 11:54:51

as far as I know, they will only serve Beeline on weekdays, which kind of sucks since the Beeline only runs from 6am-10am and from 1pm-6pm. We need these things on the road all day long. Weekends they are planned for 1-King. Now would be the time to extend the Beeline hours to a full route, all day, everyday. give us a real rapid transit option for nights in Hess, sat morning market downtown, shows at hamilton place etc....

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By Frank (registered) | Posted April 06, 2007 at 11:56:50

They certainly look great. I saw one on Barton at Green Road on their first day. Might have to take a ride in one some day.

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By mark (registered) | Posted January 02, 2008 at 16:37:31

To clarify, B-Line now runs every weekday from 6:00AM to 7:30PM at fifteen-minute intervals.

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By mark (registered) | Posted January 02, 2008 at 16:41:43

Sorry further clarification, 15-minute intervals during non-peak periods, goes to 10-minute intervals during morning and afternoon rush hours.

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