Hamilton bus service suspended as of Thursday due to transit worker strike 

As of Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, members of the union representing HSR transit workers will be on strike, which will suspend bus services across the City of Hamilton. Metrolinx GO bus and trains, and the City’s accessible transit service provider (DARTS) will continue to operate as usual.  

During the strike, all McMaster community members who use HSR services to get to and from campus are asked to consider alternative transportation arrangements, such as carpooling with a colleague or friend, walking, utilizing the City of Hamilton’s carpool, carshare, taxi, bikeshare and e-scooter programs, where possible.  

Please connect with your instructor or supervisor if you have concerns.  

Everyone is encouraged to be kind to others, flexible, and considerate of the impact this will have on students, faculty and staff who use these services to commute to campus.

For those already driving to campus, consider offering a ride to friends and/or colleagues who can carpool with you, when possible. If you have an existing parking permit, there will be new, limited carpool spaces in select lots on campus offered to those who have at least one other individual travelling with them. Individuals can find more information on the Parking Services website.

Limited visitor parking options are also available on campus. Most of the visitor parking is available in Lots M and P in the west campus. More information including a parking map and rates are available on the Parking Services website.

Please plan for extra time to get to campus until the strike ends and stay informed by following the City of Hamilton’s updates. For information for students related to any reimbursements for U-Pass, please reference the ATU Labour Disruption Q&A, found here.