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Coronavirus: Hamilton reduces HSR service amid COVID-19 outreak

Starting next Monday, the HSR will be operating on a Saturday schedule from Monday through Saturday, with no change to current service levels on Sundays. Global News

The City of Hamilton will be dialing down HSR service amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Paul Johnson, general manager of Healthy and Safe Communities, said starting next Monday — and until further notice — the HSR will be operating on a Saturday schedule from Monday through Saturday.

There will be no change to service levels on Sundays and DARTS service is not being altered.

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Johnson says the changes are necessary due to uncertainty about staffing levels.

“This change in service is to ensure that we can provide a predictable and reliable transit service,” said Johnson. “Albeit it will be a slightly less frequent service in our community.”

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The revised schedule will be posted by Friday, March 20, and Johnson is urging residents to plan accordingly for Monday.

The city has also announced that it will be hosting a virtual one-hour town hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to answers questions from the public about the outbreak.

 

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