Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

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Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
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General information
Location8675 Yonge Street,[1]
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°50′24″N 79°25′32″W / 43.84000°N 79.42556°W / 43.84000; -79.42556Coordinates: 43°50′24″N 79°25′32″W / 43.84000°N 79.42556°W / 43.84000; -79.42556
Owned byYork Region Transit
Platforms11
Bus operatorsYork Region Transit logo.svg York Region Transit (Includes Viva blue logo.svg Viva)
GO bus symbol.svg GO Transit
ConnectionsGO Transit logo.svg GO Richmond Hill logo.svg Langstaff GO Station
Construction
Parking200 parking spaces
Bicycle facilities3 racks[2]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: 00350
Fare zone1
History
OpenedSeptember 4, 2005
A GO bus at the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

Richmond Hill Centre Terminal is a York Region Transit, Viva, and GO Transit bus terminal in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Despite its name, the terminal is not located in downtown Richmond Hill, but is situated 4 km (2.5 miles) to the south at the city's southern limits, bordering Vaughan and Markham, near the connecting road that links the grade-separated Yonge Street and Highway 7 intersection. It opened on September 4, 2005. It is immediately west of the Langstaff GO train station, but is separated by the tracks. A pedestrian bridge over the tracks was opened in March 2008 to connect the bus terminal and the train station. Public washrooms were added to the terminal in December 2012.

Bus service[edit]

Platform assignments[edit]

All routes are YRT unless indicated otherwise.

As of April 26, 2008, GO Transit commenced Airport Express GO Bus service directly from this terminal to Toronto Pearson International Airport, providing one arrival and departure in each of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes. This service was subsequently extended to Hamilton via Mississauga. In 2011, GO Transit has moved all bus services (except route 61 Richmond Hill) from Langstaff GO Station to Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. Passengers using the GO Transit bus to Pearson Airport should check with York Region Transit before parking overnight in the parking lot. In September 2020, GO Transit extended route 45B to Richmond Hill Centre, which provides increased weekday frequencies to Unionville GO Station, Square One Bus Terminal while bypassing Toronto Pearson International Airport, and new access to Streetsville GO Station in Mississauga from Richmond Hill.

There are no sidewalks for pedestrian access to this terminal.

Subway extension proposal[edit]

Under the MoveOntario 2020 plan, the Yonge subway line will extend north from Finch Station to Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.[5] In a 2012 concept design report, the subway station was located in a north-south orientation underneath the cinema and Hightech Road, with three options for integration with a bus terminal and the Langstaff GO station.[5] In March 2021, after budget considerations, Metrolinx announced that the two northern-most stations, one at Highway 7 and another 400 metres (1,300 ft) further north at High Tech Road, would be built on the surface. From south of Highway 7, the extension would veer east away from Yonge Street to surface and then turn north along a railway corridor.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ York Regional Transit facilities Archived January 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ YRT/Viva Bike Rack Locations
  3. ^ a b Table 52: 407 East GO Bus Schedule Archived December 10, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Table 40: Hamilton/Richmond Hill GO Bus Schedule Archived December 10, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b McCormick Ransom Corporation and Hatch Mott MacDonald (March 2012). "Yonge subway extension conceptual design services, Contract Y85-9: Conceptual Design Report" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Moore, Oliver (March 18, 2021). "Ontario scales back on proposed Yonge subway extension". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 18, 2021.

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