Rutherford GO Station Improvements



We're Transforming Your Station!

Major improvements are coming to Rutherford GO. We're adding parking, updating amenities, enhancing accessibility and creating more connections.

Read the information on this page to better understand what’s changing at your station, options for how to get on the GO during construction and all the new amenities you’ll experience when we’re finished. When you're done, please complete this short survey. Your feedback helps us learn the helpfulness of content on this page, what’s important to you and what you want to see us improve on. 

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What's Changing

We are starting construction on Rutherford Road that will separate the tracks from the road. This means that traffic will no longer have to wait for a train to pass - a major traffic and safety improvement. In order to do this work, there will be some changes to the way you access Rutherford GO Station. 

December 6-7:

  • There will be temporary single-lane closures on Rutherford Rd from Westburne Dr. to Peter Rupert Ave:
  • One eastbound and one westbound lane closed from Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, Dec 7 at 3:30 p.m. 
  • There will be no pedestrian access on Rutherford Rd from Westburne Dr. to Peter Rupert Ave from Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m.
  • The bus loop will be relocated to 635 Westburne Dr. from Friday, Dec 6 at 8:30 p.m. to Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 a.m. You can board and exit buses on the north side of the temporary parking lot. 15 parking spaces will be closed in the temporary lot to allow buses to turn safely.
  • We are committed to getting this work done quickly and efficiently, with as few disruptions to you as possible.
  • Please see the map below, follow the signs and allow yourself extra time if you are travelling to or from the station during the above times.

Starting December 7:

  • There will be a slight detour on Rutherford Rd between Westburne Dr. and Peter Rupert Ave. starting the afternoon of December 7. Please see the second map below. 
  • This four-lane detour road will be in place until a new railway overpass bridge over Rutherford Rd is complete in spring 2022.

Construction Map - December 6-7:

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Map of construction areas at Rutherford GO Dec. 6-7

Map of construction areas at Rutherford GO Dec. 6-7

Construction Map Starting December 7:

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Map of construction areas at Rutherford GO from Dec. 7

Map of construction areas at Rutherford GO from Dec. 7

Other changes at the station:

  • We’ve relocated 14 parking spaces on the north side of the parking lot.
  • The eight carpool parking spaces in the regular lot have moved to the temporary parking lot at 635 Westburne Drive. You can review their locations in the maps above.
  • All carpool spaces in the regular parking lot are open for general parking.
  • We have opened four additional general parking spaces in the main lot.
  • We have removed one of two bus shelters on the north side of the bus loop.

As part of this work, we have also blocked off an area north of Rutherford Road across from the station.

  • The crosswalk at the bus loop entrance has been removed until the grade separation is complete. You can safely cross Rutherford Road at Barhill Road/Westburne Drive or at Peter Rupert Avenue/Confederation Parkway.
  • The York Region Transit bus stop on the north side of Rutherford Road serving routes 85/85C and 87 has been removed. You can board these buses one block east at Barhill Road.
  • Access to the path from Rutherford Road to Lauderdale Drive has closed at Rutherford. If you walk to the GO from north-east of the station, you can use Peter Rupert Avenue to access Rutherford Road instead of this path.

Travelling Here

We understand that these changes will make finding parking at Rutherford challenging for some of you. Here are some alternatives on how you can get to Rutherford GO apart from driving and parking alone. Learn about your walking, transit, cycling or carpooling options during construction.

Find your home “zone” then zoom in for more detailed information. 


Access to the station during construction:

We've changed the way you get into and around your station so that we can build your new parking garage. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The south entrance to the station from Westburne Drive has closed. Use the north entrance from Westburne Drive to access the main parking lot.
  • We’ve reshaped the Kiss & Ride. The two south lanes have closed and we extended the lanes to the west. Please use the dedicated Kiss & Ride so that you and other passengers stay safe.
  • The bike racks have moved to the west side of the station building, close to the Kiss & Ride.
  • All reserved and most carpool parking spaces have been relocated to a temporary parking lot at 635 Westburne Drive until the parking garage opens in 2022. Motorcycle and scooter parking have also moved to the temporary lot. We also closed 10 regular parking spaces to safely build your new parking garage. 
  • All accessible parking spaces have moved to the two lanes west of the Kiss & Ride.

When this work is complete, there will be close to 1,200 new parking spaces at your station

View of new parking structure and station building from the south side

How You Will Benefit

A pedestrian tunnel has already been installed under the track and is ready to connect you to the second platform and track we're building as part of this project - both needed for increased service in both directions.
Here’s what else is coming to your station and the community:

  • A new second track and platform to accommodate more frequent Barrie line service in both directions
  • Renovated platforms with canopies to connect to the new parking garage
  • New elevators on both platforms to connect to the pedestrian tunnel
  • Better pedestrian and cyclist connectivity, including a pedestrian bridge over Rutherford Road, and dedicated bike lanes on Rutherford Road
  • Separation of the tracks from Rutherford Road so traffic will no longer have to wait for a train to pass
  • A parking garage that will add 1,200 new spaces connected to a new station building
  • An upgraded bus loop and Kiss & Ride
  • New bike parking spaces

As well, we are working with the City of Vaughan to improve access in and out of the station, which we know has become challenging as ridership has grown over the last number of years. 

We expect the new parking spots and the grade separation to open in 2022.

We’ll keep you informed throughout this project. To get updates sent directly to your inbox or phone, sign up for Rutherford On the GO alerts at onthegoalerts.gotransit.com. You can also follow the Barrie line on Twitter @GOTransitBR

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Updated: December 5, 2019 | Renderings subject to change

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