York Region Transit Bernard Terminal
|Address||10909 Yonge Street|
|Local Routes||81, 83, 86, 98, 99, 443, 445, 447, 448|
|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.
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.
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.
Bernard Terminal serves 1 Viva route and 5 YRT routes.
Bays are listed in order from entering the terminal on Yonge Street:
- Bay 1: Viva unloading/layover platform
- Bay 2: Viva Blue
- Bay 3: YRT 86
- Bay 4: YRT 81
- Bay 5: YRT 98
- Bay 6: YRT 99
- Bernard Avenue: YRT 83, 443, 445, 447, 448
- Yonge Street: Viva Blue, 98/99
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.
|Routes & Stations|
|Viva Blue||Newmarket GO Bus 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 - Post - Rivis - Warden - Village Parkway - Sciberras - Main Street Unionville - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan - Galsworthy - Main Street Markham - Wootten Way - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Cornell|
|Viva Pink||Unionville GO Station - Rivis - Post - Warden/Enterprise - Cedarland - Town Centre - Montgomery - Woodbine - Allstate Parkway - East Beaver Creek - Leslie - West Beaver Creek - Valleymede - Chalmers - Bayview - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal|
|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||McCowan - Bullock - Kennedy - Rivis - Post - Warden - 14th - Denison - Esna-Steeles - McNicoll - Seneca Hill - Don Mills Station|
|Viva Yellow||Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Longford - Main - Southlake Hospital - Huron Heights - Leslie - Highway 404|