York Region Transit route 9 '9th Line'

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York Region Transit Logo-stacked.jpg
9 9th Line Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes None

9 9th Line is a local route operated by YRT in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON.

Contents

Basic

Route 9 mainly serves Box Grove By-Pass/9th Line between Copper Creek Dr. and Millard St., Main St. between Highway 48 and 10th Line, and Hoover Park Dr. between 10th Line and Highway 48.

This route has 1 main branch:

  • 9 Copper Creek - Stouffville (Weekdays)

This route serves the Box Grove, Cornell, and Stouffville communities. It also serves Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Parkview Village, Stouffville GO Station, Lebovic Leisure Centre, Stouffville District Secondary School, Stouffville Smart!Centres, and Town of Whitchurch Stouffville Municipal Offices.

Route 9 connects to Viva Purple at Church St., however a slight walk is needed from the bus stop to reach the station at Markham-Stouffville Hospital.

History

Local YRT service began serving Stouffville in September 2004, with route 9 Stouffville. Buses operated from Markham-Stouffville Hospital north on 9th Line to Main St., east to 10th Line, north to Hemlock Dr., west on Hemlock and Millard St. to 9th Line, south to Main St., and either west on Main St. to Ringwood Dr. (where buses turned around and performed the loop again) or south on 9th Line to the hospital. Rush hour buses expanded the loop via Main St., Stouffer St., Lori Ave. and 10th Line. This original arrangement was unsuccessful; in January 2005 the route was reorganized to have two-way service on Main Street, with only rush hour buses using Millard.

Again, the routing was modified in September 2005. Service was reorganized and divided into two branches. Route 9 provided service along Main Street from Eastern Gate to Ringwood Dr., while route 9A provided service from Markham-Stouffville Hospital along 9th Line and Main St. to Eastern Gate. Rush hour service on route 9A had an expanded loop via Stouffer, Lori, 10th, Hemlock, Millard and 9th. AM route 9A buses returned east on Main Street to serve Stouffville GO Station, turned around at Park Drive then headed south to the hospital. Route 9 buses later were extended south on Highway 48 to serve the new Smart!Centres.

Development around Stouffville occured rapidly in the late 2000s, and to serve new growth service was reorganized in September 2007. Local service through town was replaced by new route 15 Stouffville Local, which operated partially on Hoover Park Drive. Route 9 provided service from the hospital to Parkview Village. 215 Stouffville GO Shuttle followed the same rush hour looping as the previous route 9A. Route 9 buses interlined with route 215 buses during peak periods, and route 15 during midday service at Parkview Village. June 2008 saw a change in operations, where route 9 was extended north to Millard Street during rush hours, and no longer interlined with route 15 during rush hours as well.

With route 9 becoming much more popular than route 15, midday service was reorganized in September 2011 so buses did one trip on route 9 then one trip on route 15. This same arrangement was applied to rush hour service in April 2012, interlining the routes again. Service to Millard Street was given back to route 15 at this time, although buses still went directly from Parkview Village to Millard; similar to the old arrangement. July 2012 saw route 15 officially merged back into route 9, providing one integrated route for Stouffville again. This was just branding however, as the schedule was the same as the one introduced in April 2012.

Route 9 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

With the successful lobbying from the Cornell Rate Payers Association to minimize transit routes serving the hospital vicinity, route 9 was extended south to serve the Box Grove Plaza (NOT Box Grove Smart!Centres) on July 2, 2013. The school special diversion to Markham District High School was also discontinued, and was replaced by additional route 411 trips.

Vehicles

Route 9 is primarily a 30ft route, and uses E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX. Occasionally New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR may be on a rush hour only run.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
9 53 100 52 Not operated.

Route Maps

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Properties
Divisions BRT (York BRT Services) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Veolia)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - VMC Station - Vaughan Mills - Canada's Wonderland - York University
Hubs Don Mills Station - Downsview Station - 404 Town Centre - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
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Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22/22A 23 25 26 28 29 31 32 33/33A 35 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 61 65 75 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88/88A 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 98/98E 99 101 224B 760
TTC-operated 17A 24D 35D 68B 102D 105A/105D 107B/107C/107D 129A 160 165A/165D/165F 224C/224D
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 223 240 241 242 243 244
Express 300 301 302 303 304 360
School Specials 400 401 405 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 421 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465
Community Bus 520/521 522 523 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 25D 27 33 34 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220 221 222 225 260 318 319 340 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 422 440 442 443 466 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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