The Provincial Government announced a new GO Station at James Street North and Murray Street in Hamilton. This location, identified as a Mobility Hub by Metrolinx, will be where the CN main line intersects with the future City of Hamilton rapid transit A-Line.
The City of Hamilton is studying the Mobility Hub area and preparing a plan that will guide the future development of this area. The extension of GO service at James Street North is an important investment in higher order transit for Hamilton and it is essential that the City provide opportunities to create a successful Mobility Hub.
Mobility Hubs consist of major transit stations and the surrounding areas (approximately a 10 minute walk/800 metre radius) with significant levels of transit service planned for them and high development potential. They are centres of connectivity along the regional transportation network and offer an intensive concentration of jobs, homes, shops, restaurants, and recreation. Mobility Hubs have the potential to become major destinations with vibrant places of activity. Additional information regarding Mobility Hubs can be obtained from the Metrolinx website at: www.metrolinx.com
Provide your feedback by July 4th
The city has invited the public to review the final draft and submit their input on the project to David Falletta, a Planner in the Community Planning department. Mr. Falletta’s email is David.Falletta@hamilton.ca. Need to catch up on how the project has developed up until now? Here are some important PDF documents that detail the project:
- Draft James Street North Mobility Hub Study (PDF, 24 MB)
- Dec. 4, 2013 Public Consultation #1
- Jan. 23, 2014 Focus Group #1
- April 22, 2014 Public Consultation #2
- June 23, 2014 Public Consultation #3
Strathcona Community Council’s involvement
The Strathcona Community Council was identified as a stakeholder group, and has been sending invited representatives to the public consultation events. The SCC was identified as a stakeholder by the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx through the Mobility Hub study, that examined how the James Street North GO Station would be effecting the West Harbour district, which the Strathcona neighbourhood is apart of. We would like to thank our members who attended the meeting, updates will be found in our monthly minutes.
We encourage our neighbours to provide their input on the development.