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Finch Bus Terminal

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Owned by  Hydro One / Metrolinx
Parking  1,683 paid spaces
Province  Ontario
Platforms in use  18
Opened  1974
Connections  Finch (TTC)
Bicycle facilities  Yes
Connection  Finch
Rebuilt  2005
Finch Bus Terminal
Location  5697 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bus operators  GO Transit York Region Transit Viva
Address  5697 Yonge St, North York, ON M2M 3T9, Canada
Similar  Finch Station, GO Station, Finch, York Mills Station, Richmond Hill Centre

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. 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.

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

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

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 (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.

Bus service

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

Platform assignments

Notes: GO Transit route 32 Brampton Hwy. 407 Service 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. 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.

References

Finch Bus Terminal Wikipedia


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