York Region Transit Bernard Terminal

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Bernard Terminal
York Region Transit Bernard Terminal
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Address 10909 Yonge Street
Local Routes 81, 83, 86, 98, 99, 443, 445, 447, 448
Style Terminal
Opening Date 1996
Next Station 19th-Gamble (North)

Elgin Mills (South)

Also see: Bernard VIVAstation

Bernard Terminal is a transit terminal located in Richmond Hill, ON. It is located on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Bernard Avenue in northern Richmond Hill. Buses stop behind a strip plaza in a plaza parking lot.

Bernard is a small L-shaped terminal. Buses enter the terminal from Yonge Street, and exit onto Bernard Avenue. There are 3 platforms on the west facing side, 3 platforms on the north facing side, and additional stops on Bernard Avenue and Yonge Street. A fare payment machine is located between Platforms 1 and 2 on the west facing side.

Pedestrian entrances to the terminal are from the middle of the strip plaza and a staircase/ramp from the intersection of Yonge Street and Bernard Avenue.

At approximately 3,817 passengers on an average weekday, Bernard Terminal is the 7th busiest transit passenger loading location in the YRT/Viva network according to the 2013 Transportation Fact Book.

History

Bernard Terminal was originally built in 1996 for GO Transit. It replaced Richmond Heights Plaza as the northern terminus for its busy Yonge 'C' route. Newmarket 'B' buses also passed by on their way to Newmarket. Richmond Hill Transit also moved their major terminus from Richmond Heights Plaza to the new Bernard Terminal.

YRT took over operations of Richmond Hill Transit in 2001. The takeover of the Yonge 'C' route in 2003 significantly increased YRT traffic and significantly decreased GO usage of the terminal.

In 2005, Viva Blue commenced operations. Every second bus uses the terminal to loop, while buses heading to/from Newmarket stay on Yonge Street without entering the terminal.

The extremely compact and small size of Bernard meant that the volume of routes serving the terminal during rush hours started to overcrowd the terminal. As a result, route 83 was moved to stop outside the terminal at a shelter on Bernard Avenue in 2006. YRT also merged routes 98 and 99 during late evenings, so buses serviced both routes from the stops on Yonge Street. These two changes dropped service levels so that Bernard was a very quiet terminal outside of rush hours.

Routes

Current platform layout.

Bernard Terminal serves 1 Viva route and 5 YRT routes.

Bays are listed in order from entering the terminal on Yonge Street:

Viva Blue to/from Newmarket loads at the Vivastations on Yonge Street south of Bernard Ave. Routes 98 and 99 are interlined during late evenings and do not enter the terminal, and instead also use the stops on Yonge Street. Route stops on Bernard Ave. in front of the terminal.


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Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Wellington St. & Hwy 404
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 32 33 40 44 50 52 54 55 56 57 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B 96 98 99 105 107/107B 165 522
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies
Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Brantford
Burlington
Caledon
Durham Region
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Region
Oakville
Orangeville
Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
Toronto
York Region


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Routes & Stations
Viva Blue Newmarket Terminal - Yonge/Davis - Eagle - Mulock - Savage - Orchard Heights - Wellington - Golf Links - Henderson - Bloomington - Regatta - King - Jefferson - 19th-Gamble - Bernard Terminal - Bernard - Elgin Mills - Crosby - Major Mackenzie - Weldrick - 16th-Carrville - Bantry-Scott - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal
Viva Purple Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Bayview - Chalmers - Valleymede - West Beaver Creek - Leslie - East Beaver Creek - Allstate Parkway - Woodbine - Montgomery - Town Centre - Cedarland - Warden/Enterprise - Andre De Grasse - University - Warden - Village Parkway - Sciberras - Main Street Unionville - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan - Galsworthy - Main Street Markham - Wootten Way - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Cornell Terminal
Viva Pink Finch GO Bus Terminal - Steeles - Clark - Centre - Royal Orchard - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Bayview - Chalmers - Valleymede - West Beaver Creek - Leslie - East Beaver Creek - Allstate Parkway - Woodbine - Montgomery - Town Centre - Cedarland - Warden/Enterprise - Andre De Grasse - University - Unionville GO Station
Viva Orange Martin Grove - Kipling - Islington - Wigwoss-Helen - Pine Valley - Ansley Grove - Weston - Commerce - Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Creditstone - Keele - Dufferin - Taiga - Disera-Promenade - Atkinson - Bathurst/Highway 7 - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Viva Green Don Mills Station - Leith Hill - Seneca Hill - McNicoll - Esna-Steeles - Denison - 14th Avenue - Warden/Enterprise - Andre De Grasse - University - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan
Viva Yellow Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Longford - Main - Southlake Hospital - Huron Heights - Leslie - Highway 404