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Finch GO Bus Terminal serves York Region, Ontario, Canada, making connections to transit services in the City of Toronto. It is located at 5697 Yonge Street on the northeast corner of Bishop Avenue and Yonge Street, one block north of Finch Avenue, connected by tunnel to Finch subway station.[1] The station facilities, although constructed by GO Transit, are within a major east-west electricity transmission corridor owned by Hydro One Networks, a provincially owned crown corporation.

Finch Bus Terminal
GO Finch Bus Terminal.jpg
Location5697 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada
Coordinates43°46′56″N 79°24′56″W / 43.78222°N 79.41556°W / 43.78222; -79.41556Coordinates: 43°46′56″N 79°24′56″W / 43.78222°N 79.41556°W / 43.78222; -79.41556
Owned byHydro One / Metrolinx
Platforms18
Bus routes
Bus operatorsYork Region Transit logo.svg York Region Transit
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
ConnectionsBSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Finch station
Construction
Parking1,683 paid spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: FNCH
Fare zoneGO Transit Zone 5
History
Opened1974
Rebuilt2005

Transit agencies that use the terminal are GO Transit and York Region Transit/Viva[2]

The terminal was built by the Toronto Transit Commission in 1974, and was acquired by the Toronto Area Transportation Operating Authority in March 1977.[3]

An elevator and new platforms were added in mid-2005 to accommodate Viva bus rapid transit service, which York Region Transit began operating on September 4, 2005. It is the southern terminus of the Viva Blue and Viva Pink lines. New shelters were added along the south platform to replace the smaller shelters to accommodate more passengers waiting for buses at the terminal.

Platforms for GO Transit and York Region Transit remain unchanged until September 2012. The platform next to the station, formerly for GO Transit buses was rebuilt and lowered for Viva buses.

Inside is a newsstand, washrooms and indoor Viva kiosks. A set of escalators connects to the Finch TTC station across the street. A set of covered stairs on the south side of the station also connects to Finch.

The east of the platforms and next to the TTC east parking lot is a parking area for 13 standard buses (30–40 foot buses). Passenger pickups by taxis can be made from the taxi stand on the southeast side of the station next to Bishop Avenue, an off-street driveway.

Bus serviceEdit

 
Viva, GO and YRT buses

YRT, which also operates the Viva bus rapid transit routes, TTC, and GO Transit routes connect to this terminal.

Agency Type Colour
York Region Transit BRT  
Regular 2
Express 300
Seasonal
(July–September)
760
GO Transit Regular 19A

York Region TransitEdit

Platform Number Route Direction Destination
1   Pink EB Unionville GO Station
via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
2  / A Blue NB Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
12 2 Milliken EB Denison and Markham Road
14 5 Clark WB Clark and Dufferin
16 23 Thornhill Woords NB Teston Road and Via Romano
10 77/77A Highway 7 WB Queen and Highway 50
15 88 Bathurst NB Seneca College King Campus
3 91/91A Bayview NB Bayview and Major Mackenzie
98E Yonge Limited Express NB Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
8 98 Yonge NB Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
99
11 300 Business Express EB Clegg Road and Rodick Road
via Seneca College Markham Campus
301 Markham Express EB Mount Joy GO Station
via Markham GO Station
302 Unionville Express NB Warden Avenue and Baycliffe Road
303 Bur Oak Express EB Mount Joy GO Station
via Markham-Stouffville Hospital
304 Mount Joy Express EB Mount Joy GO Station
via Markville Shopping Centre
16 760 Vaughan Mills/Wonderland NB Canada's Wonderland
via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
via Vaughan Mills
13 Dropoffs Only
18

GO TransitEdit

Platform Number Route Direction Destination Destination Destination Destination Destination Destination
4 19 Mississauga-North York WB Yonge Street and Sheppard Yorkdale Bus Terminal Keele Street and Highway 401 Renforth Dixie Square One Bus Terminal
19C Yonge Street and Sheppard Square One Bus Terminal
27 Milton-North York WB Yonge Street and Sheppard Yorkdale Bus Terminal Keele Street and Highway 401 Meadowvale GO Station Meadowvale Town Centre Milton GO Station
27A Yonge Street and Sheppard Yorkdale Bus Terminal Keele Street and Highway 401 Meadowvale GO Meadowvale Town Centre Milton GO
27C Yonge Street and Sheppard Meadowvale GO Meadowvale Town Centre Milton GO
27F Yonge Street and Sheppard Yorkdale Bus Terminal Keele Street and Highway 401 Meadowvale GO
5 34 Pearson-North York WB Yonge Street and Sheppard Yorkdale Bus Terminal Pearson Airport Terminal 1
67 Keswick-North York NB Yonge Street and Sheppard Major Mackenzie and 404 GO Park and Ride Wellington and 404 GO Park and Ride Davis and 404 GO Park and Ride Queensville and 404 GO Park and Ride Woodbine and 404 GO Park and Ride
6 96 Oshawa-Finch Express EB Yonge Street and Sheppard Ajax GO Station Whitby GO Station Oshawa GO Station
96B Yonge Street and Sheppard Scarborough Town Centre Ajax GO Whitby GO Oshawa GO
96C Yonge Street and Sheppard Ajax GO
96D Yonge Street and Sheppard Whitby GO Oshawa GO
96E Yonge Street and Sheppard Scarborough Town Centre
9 32 Brampton Trinity Common-North York WB Yonge Street and Langstaff Road East Bramalea GO Station Williams and 410 GO Park and Ride Trinity Commons Terminal
32A Yonge Street and Langstaff Road East Bramalea GO Station
32B Yonge Street and Langstaff Road East Bramalea GO Station Bramalea Terminal
Yonge Street and Hendon Ave. 32 Brampton Trinity Common-North York EB Yonge Street and Sheppard York Mills Station
32A
32B

TTCEdit

For Toronto Transit Commission bus connections, see the adjoining Finch subway station

Notes:

  • Tai Pan Tours and Safeway Tours use platform 17 and stops along Bishop Avenue respectively to pick up and drop off patrons for tours and the shuttle to Fallsview Casino.[4]
  • Brampton Transit stopped service to Finch in 2010 with the introduction of their 501 Züm Queen. Previously Brampton Transit buses operated to Finch as part of the Route 77 service that was jointly operated with York Region Transit.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Finch GO Bus Terminal". Stations and stops. GO Transit. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Our Facilities". York Region Transit/Viva. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  3. ^ "TATOA to get Finch terminal". The Era. 2 March 1977. p. B02. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ Safeway Tours - Fallsview Casino route

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