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309 Finch West Blue Night (1987-2015)

Compiled by Jeffrey Kay
Map by James Bow

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February 9, 1987

As part of a significant revamp of night services across Metropolitan Toronto, a new overnight service is introduced operating on Finch Avenue between Yonge and Martin Grove, following the same route as 36 FINCH WEST. Buses operate out of Finch Station (but don’t carry passengers into the station when the subway is closed), west on Finch Avenue, south on Islington and west on Albion Road to Martin Grove, looping via north on Silverstone, east on Lexington and south on Martin Grove.

Buses continue to follow this route for six years following the opening of Finch Avenue between Islington and Albion Road, and the revision of 36 FINCH WEST services to follow it, likely because Albion Road offered more potential passenger to serve than the newly established through road.

FINCH WEST

309

MARTIN GROVE
FINCH STN

7 days a week, “owl” service

February 18, 1996

Service removed from Islington Avenue and Albion Road. Buses operate along Finch from Yonge to Humberline, looping via south and east on Humberline and north on Humber College Boulevard.

309

FINCH WEST

 

309

FINCH WEST

TO FINCH STN

TO HUMBERLINE

7 days a week, “owl” service

February 14, 1999

Buses rerouted to operate both ways via John Garland Drive, Humber College Drive, Humberline and Humberwood, to Humberwood Loop.

309

FINCH WEST

 

309

FINCH WEST

TO FINCH STN

TO HUMBERWOOD

7 days a week, “owl” service

January 2000

(Date approximate) Line now designated as an ACCESIBLE route, with all trips operated using new lift-equipped Orion V buses.

April 1, 2001

Overnight service interlined with 308 FINCH EAST BLUE NIGHT buses at Yonge Street. Eastbound 309 buses change their destination signs at Yonge Street to “308 - to Markham Road” while westbound 308 buses change their destination signs at Yonge Street to “309 - to Humberwood.”

January 1, 2005

Low Floor Orion VII buses (interlined from 36 FINCH WEST) are now used on this overnight route along with Lift-Equipped Orion V buses (interlined from 39 FINCH EAST).

September 4, 2005

Service extended south from Humberwood loop, via Humberwood and then east on Rexdale Boulevard, to the Woodbine Racetrack.

309

FINCH WEST

 

309

FINCH WEST

TO FINCH STN

TO WOODBINE RACE TRACK

7 days a week, “owl” service

September 5, 2015

Last day of operation. Service replaced the following night by the renumbered 336 FINCH WEST NIGHT.


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