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CNG for HSR in Hamilton, Ontario

October 6, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Union Gas Station Will Allow Fleet to Grow to 120 Vehicles

Officials from Ontario’s City of Hamilton and the Union Gas utility last week celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station for Hamilton Street Railway buses.

The Hamilton Street Railway’s new 60-foot vehicles are the first CNG-fueled articulated buses in Canada.

The Hamilton Street Railway’s new 60-foot vehicles are the first CNG-fueled articulated buses in Canada.



The ANGI Energy installation at Hamilton’s Mountain Transit Centre facility has capacity enough to allow the city’s fleet of natural gas buses to grow from the current complement of 35 to a total of 120 vehicles over the next six years.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger (left) and Union Gas president Steve Baker show how it's done in photo by Andy Zimmerman, City of Hamilton

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger (left) and Union Gas president Steve Baker show how it’s done in photo by Andy Zimmerman, City of Hamilton

“The projected cost savings of this initiative is about $40 million over the next 20 years,” states a release. The project is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over this period by about 25% – equivalent to removing 18,105 passenger cars from the road.

18 CNG Buses Per Year

The release further states that the City of Hamilton is Ontario’s first municipality in more a decade to recommit to CNG buses. An initial 18 sixty-foot articulated CNG buses – “the first of their kind in Canada” – arrived this past summer.

More vehicles are expected in the first part of 2016, including 24 forty-foot CNG Nova buses. The City plans to replace about 18 buses per year with CNG until 2020.

The new station has four 250-horsepower compressors. Union Gas owns and will maintain it.


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Source: City of Hamilton with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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