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. 


Rutherford Road closure Jan 17-19

Rutherford Road will be closed from 11 p.m. on Friday, January 17 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 19 for track work. Vehicles and pedestrians will not be allowed to travel between Westburne Drive and Peter Rupert Avenue during this time. Only GO and York Region buses will be allowed to access to bus loop at the station.

You can still access the GO station from Westburne Drive. GO train and GO buses will run as usual, but some minor delays can be expected. Please follow signs and give yourself extra time to get to where you’re going until this work is complete.

Road detours: 

  • Traffic heading east on Rutherford Road will need to detour north or south onto Keele Street.
  • Traffic heading west on Rutherford Road will need to detour north or south onto Dufferin Street.

Note: There will be overnight work. Construction crews will be working continuously 24 hours a day during the closure to finish the work as quickly as possible.

Construction Map

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Rutherford GO station construction map

Map showing road closure along Rutherford Rd

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.

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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

Learn more about Barrie GO Expansion.


Updated: Jan 9, 2020 | Renderings subject to change

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