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

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 (TOK Transit) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Transdev)
Terminals Bernard - Canada's Wonderland - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartCentres Place - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Davis Drive & Hwy 404 Park & Ride - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
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 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies
Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Burlington
Caledon
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


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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