Hamilton Light Rail Transit

Project Type:
DBFOM - Design Build Finance Operate Maintain
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Value:
To be announced at Financial Close
Estimated Value for Money:
To be announced at Financial Close

About the Project:

The Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is part of the Ontario Government's commitment to expand transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The LRT will run along King and Main Streets, and Queenston Road in Hamilton and be fully integrated with the municipal transit system.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Feb 02, 2017
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Apr 12, 2018
  • Request for Proposals:
    Apr 12, 2018
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
  • Construction Begins:
  • Construction Ends:


The project includes:

  • 14 kilometres of new dedicated rapid transit between McMaster University to Eastgate;
  • 17 stops along Main Street / King Street / Queenston Road corridor with connections to the Hamilton bus network and a high-order pedestrian connection to the Hamilton GO Centre station;
  • An operations, maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles; and
  • Procurement of a fleet of light rail vehicles and operations of the system.

Community and Green Benefits

  • Increased reliability and comfort for passengers riding on the LRT system
  • Reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption
  • Improved quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
  • A reduced number of buses travelling along the corridor

Economic Benefits

Design and construction of the LRT will generate employment opportunities, produce significant benefits for commuters as well as revitalize development along the corridor. 

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