Metrolinx releases new video showing how Hamilton’s LRT line will be built

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Published July 25, 2022 at 2:38 pm

Metrolinx releases new video showing how Hamilton's LRT line will be built
Metrolinx says preliminary work are ramping up ahead of construction on Hamilton's LRT line. They released a video detailing how it will be carried out.

Metrolinx says design and preliminary work are ramping up ahead of construction on Hamilton’s light rail transit (LRT) line.

The province’s transportation crown released a video on Monday detailing the construction phases of the project.


The video outlines the steps required to transform the roadway from its existing state — primarily as a car-mover — to a modern transit corridor.

“Keep in mind, this video is just showing one general example of how utilities like sewers and gas lines are laid out,” explains Metrolinx senior communications advisor Alex Iantorno. “The Hamilton LRT route contains a few different road and utility layouts, which means different areas may require slightly different approaches to construction, and the final layout may differ from exactly what’s shown in this video.

The LRT will stretch 14 kilometres and contain 17 stops, from McMaster University, through downtown, to Eastgate Centennial Park in Stoney Creek.

Check out the video from Metrolinx below, which provides a generalized look at how construction will be done on Main St., King, and Queenston Rd.:

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