Rutherford GO Station Improvements

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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. 

Pedestrian Detour

A pedestrian detour has been implemented between the bus loop in the North West parking lot and the station building. Customers will be detoured via the multi-use path on Rutherford Road. The detour is required to accommodate demolition and construction material removals in the area and will remain in place for approximately 4 weeks.

Wayfinding signage will be installed directing customers to the available route between the bus loop and station building.

Additional accessible parking spots will be added to the lot at 635 Westburne Drive. Accessible parking will also remain available in the north lot at the station building.

Bus Loop Relocation until January 2022

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. This new configuration will remain in place through to January 2022.

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.

Change to Parking Location until Summer 2021

Until Summer 2021, 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 for the duration of construction.

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

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Rutherford GO Map

Rutherford GO Map

Walkways

    • Walkways along Westburne Drive may be adjusted to accommodate construction.
    • Please follow signs to safely get to the station.

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.

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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:

    • 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.

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.

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 July 26, 2021 | Renderings subject to change.

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