Rutherford GO Station Improvements

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What's Changing

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Rutherford GO Station Map

Rutherford GO Station Map

New pedestrian access paths are opening!

Good news! We’ve finished work near the station and will be opening new pedestrian walkways along Rutherford Road. These pathways will be available as early as February 1, 2022.

Here is what you need to know:

  • A new signalized north-south crossing will open at the bus loop intersection; between Westburne Drive and the underpass.
  • On the north side of Rutherford Road, a section of the multi-use path will open between the underpass and bus loop intersection.
  • The south sidewalk will reopen along Rutherford Rd.
  • Please follow the directional signage to access this pathway for your safety.

Thank you for your patience as we work to update amenities, enhance accessibility and make it easier for you to access GO services.

We're Transforming Your Station! 

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Bus Loop Relocation

The bus loop and Passenger Pick up and Drop Off (PPUDO) area have been relocated to the north west section of the parking lot. The relocation is required to accommodate reconstruction and improvements at the existing bus loop and PPUDO. The bus loop will be accessible via Westburne Drive.

GO customer parking and Reserve parking will be relocated to the lot at 635 Westburne Drive.  Accessible parking will remain available in the north lot at the station building. 

Please be careful around construction equipment and fenced off areas until this work is complete.

For customers using York Region Transit, please visit www.yrt.ca or by phone at 1-888-668-3978 for updated bus route schedules and maps.

Rutherford GO Map

Rutherford GO Map

Boarding Your Train

Due to recent service changes, you may have to adjust where you normally board your train. Some coaches will not open from outside of the train. Please spread out along the platform and keep the accessibility coach available for those who need it most.


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New Platform


  • A new temporary island platform has opened for you to use.
  • Please follow wayfinding signage to the new boarding platform.


Traveling 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:

      • There will be a slight detour on Rutherford Rd between Westburne Dr. and Peter Rupert Ave. Please see the 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.
      • 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.


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How You Will Benefit

GO Expansion will increase the frequency and number of GO trains across our network, reduce congestion and connect a growing region with fast, reliable transit options to get you where you need to go. This means you’ll benefit from:


New station building has opened!

  • The new station building will include updated amenities including customer washrooms, seating, digital displays and a spacious and well-lit waiting area.
  • The station building will be fully accessible with ramps, railings and accessible washroom facilities.
  • The current station building will close and is scheduled for removal. The contractor will follow a safe and methodical process to deconstruct and demolish the building and protect the surrounding areas.
  • The new Station Building will provide a direct connection to the new parking garage when it opens.

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.


Click here to learn more about GO’s expansion on the Barrie line

Stay In The Know

We’ll keep you informed along the way. To have updates sent directly to you, here is what you can do:

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Updated January 28, 2022 | Renderings subject to change.

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