Finch Bus Terminal

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Finch
Bus Terminal
GO Finch Bus Terminal.jpg
Station statistics
Address 5697 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada
Coordinates 43°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
Line(s) GO Transit logo.svg GO buses
York Region Transit York Region Transit
Vivayork simplified.svg Viva
Connections BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Finch (TTC)
Platforms 18 bus bays
Parking 1,683 paid spaces in TTC lot
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check None
Other information
Opened 1974
Rebuilt 2005
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: FNCH
Owned by Hydro One / Metrolinx
Fare zone YRT Zone 1, GO Transit Zone 5
Finch Bus Terminal with Viva and YRT buses.
Finch Bus Terminal seen from across the intersection of Yonge and Bishop.

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 built by GO Transit, are constructed within a major east-west electricity transmission corridor owned by Hydro One Networks, a provincially owned crown corporation.

Transit agencies that use the terminal include:

The terminal had renovations in the Summer of 2005 to add an elevator and new platforms to accommodate York Region Transit's new Viva bus rapid transit service, which started on September 4, 2005. It is the southern terminus of the Viva Blue line and the Viva Pink line. New shelters have been 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 re-constructed 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 (capacity for 9 taxis) can be made from the 'Taxi Stand' on the southeast side of the station next to Bishop Avenue, an off-street driveway.

This terminal is one of the busiest bus terminal in the YRT/Viva network.

Bus service[edit]

York Region Transit (YRT), Viva and GO Transit routes connect to this terminal.

Platform assignments[edit]

Platform Operator Routes
1 VIVA Viva Pink
2 VIVA Viva Blue
3 YRT 91/91A Bayview, 98E Yonge Limited Express
4 GO Transit 19, 19A, 19C Oakville-North York, 27, 27A, 27F Milton-North York, 34B North York-Pearson Airport-Brampton
5 GO Transit 67 Keswick-North York
6 GO Transit 95 Oshawa-Finch, 96, 96B, 96C, 96D Oshawa-Finch Express
8 YRT 99 Yonge, 98/99 Yonge late night
9 GO Transit 32 Brampton Trinity Common-North York: Northbound
10 YRT 77 Hwy. 7/Centre St.
11 YRT 300 Business Express, 301 Markham Express, 302 Unionville Express, 303 Bur Oak Express, 304 Mount Joy Express, 760 Vaughan Mills/Wonderland
12 YRT 2 Milliken, "'303"' Bur Oak Express (two afternoon trips),
13 YRT Unloading
14 YRT 5 Clark
15 YRT 88/88A Bathurst
16 YRT 23 Thornhill Woods
17 Tai Pan Tours Tours and Casino Rama
18 Layovers only
Notes:
GO Transit route 32 Brampton Trinity Common / North York buses southbound to York Mills Bus Terminal, stop on west side of Yonge Street at Bishop Avenue.
Tour buses also use the terminal and Bishop Avenue to pick up and drop off patrons.[3]
For Toronto Transit Commission bus connections, see the adjoining Finch subway station.
Brampton Transit stopped service to Finch in 2010 with passengers transferring via York Region Transit.

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