Toronto Transit Commission Finch Station

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Arrow-left.png Southbound to Union Finch
Next Station: North York Centre
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Rapid Transit Line 1 Yonge-University
Surface Routes 36, 39, 42, 53, 60, 97, 125, 320, 336, 339, 939, 960
Presto Yes
Opening Date March 30, 1974
Platform Centre
Ridership (2017) 100,819

This page is about the TTC Subway Station. For detailed information about the GO/YRT Bus Terminal, see the Finch GO Bus Terminal.

Finch Station SmallAccessible.gif is a rapid transit station operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 5600 Yonge Street, at the northwest corner of Finch Avenue East and Yonge Street.

History

Finch is the third and current terminal of the Yonge subway. Opened exactly twenty years after the original Yonge subway to Eglinton Station, it became a major terminal for suburban TTC buses. The bus terminal was originally outside the fare-paid zone due to the former two-zone fare policy, but after this system was abolished, the fare barriers were moved to bring the TTC terminal into the fare-paid area.

GO Transit built its own bus terminal opposite to the TTC's terminal to keep its buses separate. It was originally called the York Region Terminal because it served routes that headed north into nearby York Region, which included the busy Newmarket 'B' and Yonge 'C' routes. Soon after, Markham Transit and Vaughan Transit buses started operating out of the GO terminal as well and more routes were added. Brampton Transit buses were also visitors as both Brampton and Vaughan Transit shared ownership of route 77 Highway 7.

Markham and Vaughan Transit were merged to form York Region Transit in 2001. The terminal was renamed Finch GO Bus Terminal despite the fact that YRT quickly became the primary user of the terminal, especially with the purchase of the Bayview and Yonge 'C' services. In 2005, Viva was launched with the flagship Viva Blue route running out of Finch GO Bus Terminal. Viva Pink also provided extra relief to this busy route north from Finch Terminal.

With the large amount of daily bus traffic at Finch Terminal going to and from York Region, the Yonge Line is planned to be extended north to Richmond Hill Centre at Highway 7. With a new planned bus terminal at Steeles Avenue, Finch will no longer be used by YRT and GO's requirements will likely waver as well, which may cause the abandonment of the GO terminal.

Station description

Finch Station is extremely laid out. Part of this comes from the original design of the station (dating back to the two-zone fare system), and also partly due to GO Transit and YRT's use of a separate bus terminal. One set of stairs, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, leads to a corridor beside a long stretch of fare booths and turnstiles. This corridor continues further north, making a chicane and then splits into 3 sections. The northeast branch leads to the passenger pick-up/drop-off building; the north branch to the west side of Yonge Street north of Bishop Avenue (and to the west commuter parking lot); and the northeast branch has a ramp to an elevator, escalators, and stairs which lead to the YRT/GO bus terminal. The terminal is located at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Bishop Avenue which is one block north of Finch Avenue East.

Passing east through the fare-paid line, there are four sets of stairs, escalators and an elevator which lead down to the centre subway platform. Since Finch is a terminal station, both platforms are used for southbound trains. A flashing arrow is used to indicate the track of the next departing train. To the north of the station, there is a set of three tailtracks. In the future, it will be used to turn trains back southbound. Currently, it is used as a storage track for trains. Directly south of the station, there is a double crossover which revenue trains use to go to the correct side of the subway platform. Small retail outlets are located near the fare booths and along the corridor to the bus terminal.

There is a corridor directly across from the fare booths heading further east and up a small flight of stairs to a T-intersection. There are stairs, escalators and an elevator that lead up to the TTC bus terminal. The TTC terminal stretches north and south for one block between Finch Avenue East and Bishop Avenue parallel to Yonge Street. Multiple bus bays line both sides of the terminal.

Finch GO Bus Terminal is connected to the TTC station via an underground walkway north of the collector booths. The terminal has a small waiting area building before leading out to the bays. Bays 1-7 are located on an L-shaped platform heading north and east from the terminal building, and an island in the middle of the terminal area contains bays 8-15, as well as a small booth. Bus layover spots consist of a number of parking spaces on the east side of the GO/YRT terminal.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Connections to northbound 97F Yonge can be made in the bus terminal, however, the connection to southbound 97F Yonge must be made at the on-street bus stops on Yonge Street.

Schedule

Finch Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 1 bullet-a.png Yonge-University Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train southbound 5:36am 5:41am 7:56am
Last Train southbound 1:20am 1:20am 1:20am


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Miscellaneous
Vehicles Buses - Streetcars - Subway/RT - Rail Workcars
Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
Former Projects Network 2011 - OneCity - Transit City (Bus Plan - Light Rail Plan)
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999, 11000-11999, 12000-12999, 13000-13999, 14000-14999, 15000-15999
Current Routes
Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 508 509 510 511 512
Express Network 900 902 903 905 913 924 925 927 929 935 937 939 941 944 945 952 953 954 960 984 985 986 989 995 996
Former Routes
Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 27 28 38 42 58 59 93 102 118 121 124 137 139 140 163 164 166 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 315
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 514 521 522
Stations
Yonge-University Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Highway 407 - Pioneer Village - York University - Finch West - Downsview Park - Sheppard West - Wilson - Yorkdale - Lawrence West - Glencairn - Eglinton West - St. Clair West - Dupont - Spadina - St. George - Museum - Queen's Park - St. Patrick - Osgoode - St. Andrew - Union - King - Queen - Dundas - College - Wellesley - Bloor-Yonge - Rosedale - Summerhill - St. Clair - Davisville - Eglinton - Lawrence - York Mills - Sheppard-Yonge - North York Centre - Finch
Bloor-Danforth Kipling - Islington - Royal York - Old Mill - Jane - Runnymede - High Park - Keele - Dundas West - Lansdowne - Dufferin - Ossington - Christie - Bathurst - Spadina - St. George - Bay - Bloor-Yonge - Sherbourne - Castle Frank - Broadview - Chester - Pape - Donlands - Greenwood - Coxwell - Woodbine - Main Street - Victoria Park - Warden - Kennedy
Scarborough Kennedy - Lawrence East - Ellesmere - Midland - Scarborough Centre - McCowan
Sheppard Sheppard-Yonge - Bayview - Bessarion - Leslie - Don Mills
Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies
Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Burlington
Cobourg
Durham Region
Fort Erie
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Lincoln
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Region
Oakville
Orangeville
Pelham
Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
St. Catharines
Thorold
Toronto
Welland
York Region