The subway line with 9 lives
No, the 9 isn't back, you "skip-stop" enthusiast, you. (Photo by Jefferson Siegel)
A bit of recent subway history is now on display at the entrance on 14th Street and 6th Avenue station as the former No. 9 line number is once again visible.
The No. 9 was originally part of the IRT Dyre Ave. line from 1956-1966. In 1989 the No. 9 became a "skip-stop" service as part of the Seventh Avenue local. After the 9/11 attacks, the No. 9 was suspended for just over a year; it was discontinued in May of 2005.
-- Jefferson Siegel