Durham Region Transit route 917

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Durham Region Transit route 917 is wheelchair accessible.
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917
Route Type Regional
Number of Branches 3
Division Westney, Raleigh (limited trips)

Durham Region Transit route 917 is a regional route that operates in Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto, and Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Route details

Route 917 serves the Bayly Road, Victoria Street, Consumers Drive, and Champlain Avenue corridors, primarily providing a connection across southern Durham. Between late June and Labour Day, the route is extended to Rouge Park and the Toronto Zoo on weekends and holidays as branch 917Z.

From Oshawa Centre, westbound buses operate via west on Gibb Street, south on Stevenson Road, west on Champlain Avenue, west on Consumers Drive, and south on Brock Street to Whitby Station; buses then continue south on Brock Street, west on Victoria Street, west on Bayly Street, and north on Westney Road to Ajax Station; buses continue south on Westney Road, west on Bayly Street, north on Liverpool Road, east on Kingston Road, south on Glenanna Road, and west on Pickering Parkway to Pickering Parkway Terminal. Eastbound buses from Pickering Parkway Terminal operate west on Pickering Parkway to Liverpool Road, then follow the reverse routing to Oshawa Centre. Branch 917Z follows the regular route to Pickering Parkway Terminal, then operates via west on Kingston Road, northwest on Sheppard Avenue, north on Meadowvale Road and west on Zoo Road to the Toronto Zoo; buses in the opposite direction follow the reverse routing.

Branches

This route has three branches:

Historical Branches

This route used to operate the following branches:

History

  • September 28, 2020 - Route introduced as 917 Bayly/Victoria/Consumers, providing continuous east-west service south of Highway 401. Replaces portions of former routes 910 and 923.
  • June 2021 - Service extended to Toronto Zoo as new branch 917Z on a seasonal basis (late June to Labour Day).
  • September 7, 2021 - Additional seasonal peak period trips added between Oshawa Centre and Whitby Station; extra trips operate from September until early December and from January to early April.
  • circa September 2021 - Route names eliminated; now solely referred to as route 917.
  • March 7, 2022 - To reduce traffic at Pickering Parkway Terminal, western terminus shifted to Glenanna Road at The Esplanade. Eastbound trips continue to serve Pickering Parkway Terminal.
  • September 5, 2023 - Seasonal extra trips between Whitby GO and Oshawa Centre discontinued.
  • January 2, 2024 - Routing changed in Central Ajax to operate along Bayly Street and Westney Road. Service removed from Hunt Street and Dowty Street.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
917 917Z
Oshawa Centre 917 917Z
Durham College Whitby Campus 917 917Z
Consumers Drive & Thickson Road 917 917Z
Whitby Station 917 917Z
Victoria Street & Seaboard Gate/Jeffery Street 917 917Z
Bayly Street & Audley Road 917 917Z
Ajax Station 917 917Z
Bayly Street & Brock Road 917 917Z
Glenanna Road & The Esplanade 917 917Z
Pickering Parkway Terminal 917 917Z
Rouge National Urban Park 917Z
Toronto Zoo 917Z

Service Summary

Date AM/PM Peak
(Start-9:00 / 16:00-19:00)
Midday
(9:00-16:00)
Evening
(After 19:00)
Weekend Daytime
(Start to 19:00)
Weekend Evening
(After 19:00)
January 2024 30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min


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DRT Fleet
Conventional 1007-1015, 6100-6112, 6113-6116, 6117-6119, 6120-6129, 6130-6135, 6136-6150, 7100-7103, 7104-7117, 7118-7122, 7123-7124, 8470, 8471-8473, 8501-8515, 8516-8523, 8524-8535, 8536-8543, 8544-8547, 8551-8553, 8554-8559, 8560-8565, 8566-8578, 8579-8589, 8601-8626, 9100-9105, 9106-9107
DRT Routes
Current 101, 112, 121, 216, 224, 227, 301, 302, 319, 392, 403, 405, 407, 409, 410, 411, 419, 421, 423, 502, 507, 605, 900, 901, 902, 905, 915, 916, 917, 920/921, N1, N2
Former 10, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 120, 121, 122, 181, 193, 199, 211, 215, 217, 218, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 226, 232, 235, 240, 291, 291, 292, 300, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 310, 312, 315, 318, 401, 402, 404, 405, 406, 406, 408, 408, 409, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, 416, 417, 419, 420, 420, 421, 422, 499, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 601, 603, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 658, 701, 801, 910, 922, 923, 950, 960
Facilities
Terminals U of T Scarborough - Pickering Parkway Terminal - Pickering GO Station - Ajax GO Station - Whitby GO Station - Oshawa Centre - Downtown Oshawa - Oshawa GO Station - Harmony Terminal - Durham College/UOIT - Curt & Water Terminal
Garages Raleigh - Victoria - Westney - Wentworth - Thornton
Bus Stops 1-999 1000-1999 2000-2999 3000-3999 4000-9999 90000-99999
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