Friday, August 5, 2016

Media Release-HSR Fares to Increase September 1, 2016

HSR Fares to Increase September 1, 2016

Hamilton, ON – August 5, 2016 – A modest fare increase was approved as part of the 10-Year Local Transit Strategy and is scheduled for September 1, 2016. Adult tickets will increase by $0.15 to $2.30 per ride. Student tickets will increase by $0.10 to $1.90 per ride. Cash fare will increase by $0.25 to $3.00 per ride.

The fare increase will support the HSR in improving service, helping transit run faster and more reliably, preparing for population growth and an increase in ridership, and improving the customer service experience.
Fare Increases Effective September 1, 2016

Student* Elementary/Secondary
Senior (65+)
Single Ticket / PRESTO**
Monthly Pass
Annual Pass
Cash Fare
Day Pass
 $13.80 – Valid for two adults and four youth/children, or one adult and five youth/children. Valid on all routes from start of service to end of service on one day. Available at select vendors.

Student – A person between the ages of five and 19 who attends an elementary or secondary school in the City of Hamilton. All secondary students must present their HSR photo ID when using a student fare.
**PRESTO is available for purchase at the following locations
Current 2015/2016 HSR tickets will be accepted in the fare box until September 30, 2016, if accompanied by the appropriate cash for the difference in fare.

Passengers can visit the HSR Customer Service Office at 36 Hunter Street East beginning August 25, 2016 to exchange 2015/2016 tickets for new 2016/2017 tickets, with the appropriate cash for the difference in fare.

1 comment:

  1. too bad that making stoney creek and ancaster and flamborough pay their fair share of the tab for transit in hamilton. for instance, the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of hsr rides each year by residents of stoney creek that pay zero dollars in transit levies. maybe we wouldnt have to raise fares on seniors every few years. maybe we could give the seniors free tranist. or maybe we could give free transit rides to veterans. or we could expand and build the bus infra. but stoney creek and other areas of hamilton need to step up and pay their share.


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