AECOM wins technical advisor role on Hamilton LRT

AECOM has been appointed by Government of Ontario transport agency Metrolinx to work on the Hamilton Light Rail Transit project, a 14-kilometer (8.7 mile) transit line to be located within Hamilton, Ontario.

The line, which will operate along Main Street, King Street and Kingston Road, will be the city’s first light rail transit system and will be designed to accommodate expected future growth and development, improve connectivity and attract economic development in the rapidly growing area.

The LRT is designed to provide connectivity across Hamilton with new light rail vehicles running along dedicated track.

The Hamilton LRT route. Image: Metrolinx

The project was originally funded by the Province of Ontario in 2015 but was then cancelled in 2019 due to rising costs. In 2021, the province recomitted to the project subject to additional funding from the Canadian federal government.

“As Ontario advances its record investment in public transit, we look forward to working with Metrolinx and our partners to support a more connected and economically vibrant Hamilton through accessible and sustainable transportation,” said Richard Barrett, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region. “AECOM has played a critical role in light rail projects across Ontario and Canada, and our teams are excited to deploy their depth of experience and local expertise to deliver this transformative project.”

AECOM said its integrated team will be supporting Metrolinx on the delivery of the “full breadth of infrastructure” for the Hamilton LRT.

In May 2023, Metrolinx appointed engineering consultancy Arup as technical advisor on its GO Expansion programme across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.


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