'This train will now terminate here.' This was the announcement given on a London Underground train I was travelling on. The train was supposed to go beyond the place where it stopped....
Source: TDOL's Language Archive
Wouldn't it have been better to say stop rather than terminate?
They use 'terminate' for the end of the journey and 'stop' for pauses at stations along the way. ;-)
I guess terminate in that sense comes from terminal (train station). I don't think the word is used that way in AE.
We use or used 'terminus' for bus station. ;-)