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
Single Ticket / PRESTO**
$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.