Hamilton Street Railway route 59 'Frances Avenue'

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59 Frances Avenue
Number of Branches 1
Distance 5.65km (Eastgate Mall - Green Rd)
Types of vehicles used ?


59 Frances Avenue was a bus route operated by the Hamilton Street Railway in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

This route was a 4 month trial route to determine if transit could be economically provided for the residents of the neighbourhoods between the QEW and Lake Ontario in Stoney Creek. The route only operated weekday service.

History

  • October 2, 1989 - New service begins, 4 month trial period.
  • February 4, 1990 - Service ends.

Branches

This route had 1 branch:

  • 59 Eastgate Mall - Green Rd

Branch 59, from Eastgate Mall, operated north on Centennial Parkway North, east on Barton Street East, north on Grays Road, east on Frances Avenue to Green Rd, looping along Frances, Green, North Service Road, and Teal Avenue

Ridership

The route had very limited success with only 475 passengers during 1989 and another 966 passengers during 1990. That averaged out to only 4 passengers per day. In contrast route '15 Sherman/Ottawa,' which was also discontinued, had an average of 208 passengers per day.

References

- Hamilton Spectator, Sept 29 1989

- Hamilton Street Railway - 1991 Transit Service Plan, Nov 23 1990

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Peak Period Routes 12 52A
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Former Routes 15 17 28 31 32 45 53 57 59 Mohawk East Shuttle Redeemer University Shuttle
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