7 LOCKE and 8 YORK Route Changes Begin June 22nd

This posting is a re-post from www.hamiltontransit.ca – an unofficial Hamilton transit resource.  Check out their original blog post here.

Routes 7 LOCKE and 8 YORK will be revised effective June 22nd. The changes will see service extended on Dundurn Street south to the Hilcrest Loop.

7 LOCKE will be shortened, resulting in its west end-of-line being shifted from Hillcrest Loop to Charlton at Dundurn. 8 YORK will be lengthened, resulting in its west end-of-line being shifted from Strathcona & Lamoreaux to Hillcrest Loop via Strathcona Avenue North and Dundurn Street. Existing 7 LOCKE bus stops on Dundurn St., south of Chatham Ave., are to be serviced by the 8 YORK extension. All 7 LOCKE bus stops situated east of Dundurn St. will remain as is.

Route 6 ABERDEEN is unaffected by these route revisions and remains unchanged.

7 LOCKE

7 LOCKE will travel south on James Street, west on Hunter Street, south on Locke Street, west on Charlton Avenue to Dundurn Street. The bus will layover on Charlton near the corner of Dundurn. The bus will travel north on Dundurn Street, east on Chatham Street, north on Locke Street, east on Main Street, north on Bay Street, east on York Blvd. and south on James to King Street. The bus will layover on James Street between King and Main.

Service to and from the Hillcrest Loop will be covered by the new 8 YORK route.

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8 YORK

8 YORK will travel south on James St., west on Hunter Street, north on Bay Street, west on Cannon Street and continue on York Blvd., south on Locke Street, west on Florence Street, south on Strathcona Avenue, west on King Street and south on Dundurn Street to the Hillcrest Loop. This will be the west end-of-line.

The bus will then travel north on Dundurn Street, east on Head Street, north on Strathcona Avenue, east on York Blvd. and south on James Street. The bus will layover on James opposite King William Street. The Dundurn Street portion of the old 7 LOCKE route is covered by the new 8 YORK route extension.

There will be no service provided on Lamoreaux Street between Dundurn & Strathcona, Dundurn St. between York Blvd. & Head Street and York Blvd. between Strathcona & Dundurn.

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New Westbound Bus Stops:

  • York at Magill
  • Florence at Strathcona
  • Strathcona at King
  • Dundurn at King
  • Dundurn at Main
  • Dundurn at Hill

New Eastbound Bus Stops

  • Dundurn at Melbourne
  • Dundurn at Main
  • Dundurn at King

Stops no longer serviced due to the route changes:
Eliminated Westbound Bus Stops

  • York at Ray
  • York at Locke
  • York at Inchbury
  • York at Strathcona
  • Dundurn at Jones
  • Dundurn at Sunset

Source: HamiltonTransit.caCity of Hamilton, for more information, download the HSR PDF detailing the route changes.