York Region Transit Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

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Richmond Hill Centre
York Region Transit Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
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Address 8675 Yonge Street
Local Routes 1, 83, 86, 87, 91B, 99, 760, GO 40, 41, 45B, 52, 54, 56
Style Terminal
Opening Date September 4, 2005
Next Station Bantry-Scott (North)

Royal Orchard (South)
Bayview (East)
Atkinson (West)

---This page is about the GO/YRT Bus Terminal at Richmond Hill Centre. For the GO Train Station, see Langstaff GO Station.
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal is a transit terminal located in Richmond Hill, ON. It is located northeast of the intersection of Yonge Street and Highway 7, accessible from the connecting road between the two.

Richmond Hill Centre has 10 bays (3 GO, 4 YRT and 4 Viva). As of April 2009, all of the bays have overhead LED displays, which indicate the real-time arrival of the next 2 buses. The terminal also has a Kiss and Ride facility and commuter parking lots. Located across a busy freight railroad track from Langstaff GO Station, a pedestrian bridge has been constructed to link the two together. It is fully wheelchair accessible with elevators at both ends.

The terminal has many passenger amenities, including two automated ticket machines, two heated waiting rooms, public washrooms, and an indoor waiting area with retail.

At approximately 11,050 passengers on an average weekday, Richmond Hill Centre Terminal is the 2nd busiest transit passenger loading location in the YRT/Viva network according to the 2013 Transportation Fact Book. This is an decrease from approximately 11,590 weekday passengers from the 2011 Transportation Fact Book.

History

The earliest mention of plans associated with Richmond Hill Centre were indicated in a York Region Transit planning committee meeting on July 6, 2000 in which a recommendation was tabled that land at the current Richmond Hill Centre location be used as a future busway. The Town of Richmond Hill offered the land to the Region for such use.[1]

In September 2005, YRT rolled out the first phase of Viva, their new rapid transit system. The 2 main routes, Blue and Purple, connect at Yonge and Highway 7, the two busiest roads in the region. YRT took this opportunity to build a brand new terminal to promote the service at this location.

The new terminal (including Langstaff GO Station) would become the transportation hub of the planned Langstaff Gateway, centered around Highway 7 and Yonge St.

Richmond Hill Centre performs its current function well. It is a moderately busy terminal, always with people waiting on the platform for the next bus. YRT's customer appreciation days were split between Richmond Hill Centre in the morning and Finch GO Bus Terminal in the afternoon. As transit ridership increases, the usage of this terminal increased as well. It also had room for expansion and on April 26, 2008, the eastern part of the layover area was converted to bays 9 and 10 for GO service.

A pedestrian bridge was seen as necessary for connecting the terminal to nearby Langstaff GO Station. Construction of the pedestrian bridge was delayed, but it finally started in 2007. The bridge opened in March 2008. Construction was again performed beginning in late 2010, and by mid-2011, a fully enclosed waiting area was complete in the middle of the terminal. This was seen as an improvement over the two existing partially enclosed heated waiting areas. In mid-2011, the GO platform was extended to accommodate the transfer of GO 407 East services from Langstaff GO Station to Richmond Hill Centre. A second enclosed waiting area was completed in October 2011. Both enclosed heating areas had a real-time arrivals screen installed in March 2012, which lists all YRT/Viva routes serving the terminal. Public washrooms were installed in December 2012, and an indoor waiting room with retail opened in 2018.

In the long-term, current plans are to extend the TTC Line 1 subway north to Richmond Hill. Richmond Hill Centre Terminal would be replaced with a new larger bus terminal at the future Bridge Station, located between Highways 7 and 407.

Routes

Current platform layout.

This terminal serves 3 Viva routes, 6 YRT routes and 4 GO Transit routes in 11 bays:

Gallery

References


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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