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, 51, 52, 54
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

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, part of the MoveOntario 2020 initiative is to extend the Yonge Subway further north to Highway 7. Richmond Hill Centre Terminal would be replaced with a new larger bus terminal connected to the subway station and future 407 Transitway.

This is the bridge that connects Langstaff GO Station and Richmond Hill Centre.

Routes

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


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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 - 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 - Promenade Terminal - 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