York Region Transit route 9 '9th Line'

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York Region Transit route 9 '9th Line' is wheelchair accessible.
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9 9th Line
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX SmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer D40LF/R SmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer XD40 SmallAccessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS SmallAccessible.gif
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes None

9 9th Line is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 9.

Route 9 mainly serves Box Grove By-Pass/9th Line between Riverwalk Drive and Millard Street, Main Street between Highway 48 and 10th Line, and Hoover Park Drive between 10th Line and Highway 48.

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

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

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

  • 9 Riverwalk Drive - Stouffville (Weekdays)

Historic Branches

  • 9A Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Stouffville (Weekdays)

History

E-Z Rider II #563 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on route 9A.
E-Z Rider II MAX #865 in Stouffvile on route 9.
  • September 5, 2004 - Local YRT service began serving Stouffville, with route 9 Stouffville. Buses operated from Markham-Stouffville Hospital north on 9th Line to Main Street, east to 10th Line, north to Hemlock Drive, west on Hemlock Drive and Millard Street to 9th Line, south to Main Street, and either west on Main Street to Ringwood Drive (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 Street, Stouffer Street, Lori Avenue, and 10th Line.
  • January 2005 - This original arrangement was unsuccessful; the route was reorganized to have two-way service on Main Street, with only rush hour buses using Millard Street.
  • September 2005 - Service was reorganized and divided into two branches. Route 9 provided service along Main Street from Eastern Gate to Ringwood Drive, while route 9A provided service from Markham-Stouffville Hospital along 9th Line and Main Street 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.
  • October 29, 2006 - Route 9 buses later were extended south on Highway 48 to serve the new Smart!Centres.
  • September 2007 - Development around Stouffville occured rapidly in the late 2000s, and to serve new growth service was reorganized. 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 29, 2008 - Rush hour service is extended north from Parkview Village to 9th Line and Millard Street, and no longer interlined with route 15.
  • September 2011 - With route 9 becoming much more popular than route 15, midday service was reorganized so buses did one trip on route 9 then one trip on route 15.
  • April 22, 2012 - This same arrangement was applied to rush hour service, 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 1, 2012 - 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.
  • December 2012 - Route 9 was declared fully accessible.
  • June 30, 2013 - 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. Buses no longer directly serve Markham-Stouffville Hospital. The school special diversion along Church Street to Markham District High School was also discontinued, and was replaced by additional route 411 trips.
  • August 31, 2014 - Service to Lebovic Leisure Centre via Market Street, Burkholder Street, and Park Drive is discontinued with routing remaining on Main Street.
  • July 2, 2017 - At the southern-end of the route, the Rizal Avenue/Copper Creek Drive segment is eliminated and replaced with a segment serving Riverwalk Drive, 9th Line, and 14th Avenue.
  • November 4, 2018 - The limited service to the Eastern Gate Village and Eastern Gate Crescent is discontinued.
  • September 4, 2022 - With the opening of the Cornell Terminal, routing is adjusted to serve the terminal.

Vehicles

Route 9 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Box Grove Bypass @ Riverwalk Dr. Exo Icon-Bus.png 14 - 305 - 401 - 411 - 416
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Box Grove Bypass @ Copper Creek Dr. Exo Icon-Bus.png 1 - 2 - 14 - 401 - 411 - 416
RoadIcon.png RoadIcon.png Highway 407
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Highway 7 Exo Icon-Bus.png 1 - 303 - 401 - 402 - 416 - 522
9 Cornell Terminal Exo Icon-Bus.png Purple - 1 - 2
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Church St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 1 - 16 - 303 - 401 - 406 - 416 - 417 - 522
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ 16th Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 16 - 401 - 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Bur Oak Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 18 - 303 - 402 - 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Donald Cousens Pkwy. Exo Icon-Bus.png 25 - 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Major Mackenzie Dr. Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Elgin Mills Rd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Stouffville Line
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Hoover Park Dr. Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Parkview Village
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Main St. Stouffville Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Ninth Line @ Millard St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 415 - 417
‡‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡‡ Stouffville GO Station Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
Connections to GO Train and Bus Services Exo Icon-Train.png Stouffville Exo Icon-Bus.png 70 - 71
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Main St. Stouffville @ Tenth Line Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
Connections to GO Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 70 - 71
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Tenth Line @ Hoover Park Dr. Exo Icon-Bus.png 415
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Stouffville Line
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Hoover Park Dr. @ Ninth Line Exo Icon-Bus.png 417
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png SmartCentres Stouffville
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Highway 48 @ Hoover Park Dr. Connections to GO Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 70 - 71
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Highway 48 @ Main St. Stouffville
RoadIcon.png 9 RoadIcon.png Main St. Stouffville @ Ninth Line Exo Icon-Bus.png 417

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes
Eastern Gate Village September 2004 - September 2007
July 2012 - November 2018
Lebovic Leisure Centre September 2004 - September 2007
July 2012 - July 2017
Markham-Stouffville Hospital September 2004 - July 2013 Previous Southern Terminus.
Markham District High School July 2012 - June 2013 Limited Service School Branch.

Service Summary

Frequencies
Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2022 Sep- 9 36 52 35 48 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 9 43 86 48 48 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 Nov 9 43 89 43 43 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jan-Mar 9 28 42 27 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 9
2018 9
2017 9 43 80 43 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 9 43 50-80 43 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 9 50 50-80 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 9 50 50-80 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 9 42 80 42 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 9 42 80 42 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 9 25-30 60 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010 9
2009 9
2008 9
2007 9 30 60 25-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 9 30 60 25-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005 9 30 55 30-40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 9 30 45-60 40-50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Wellington St. & Hwy 404
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
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