Rutherford GO Station Improvements

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Rutherford GO Station Map

Rutherford GO Station Map

Recently we made some changes to your station and opened the new bus loop, along with the Kiss and Ride and new west platform at your station.

Here is what you need to know:

  • The west platform is accessible through the first level of the parking structure. Follow the directional signage to access the walkway onto the platform.
  • If you are driving, park in the parking structure accessible from Westburne Drive (see station map) and access the elevators/stairwells to proceed to the ground floor.
  • When the west platform opens, the current east platform and pedestrian bridge will close. and will no longer be in service as construction continues.
  • There will be no door restrictions for boarding and exiting your train.
  • Look for signs to show you where to stand and remember to spread out to help keep everyone safe.

New Bus Loop -

  • Buses will use the new entranceway on Rutherford Rd. to enter and exit the bus loop area.
  • Customers will be directed to the new bus loop area, which is in the northeast section of the parking lot.
  • Construction activities within the northwest section of the parking lot will resume and the temporary bus loop and Kiss & Ride will close.  
  • Customer and reserve parking has already been relocated to the parking structure.
  • Accessible parking is available within P1 of the parking structure.

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.


New Kiss and Ride:

  • You will be able to use the new Kiss & Ride area, located north of the station building, next to the new bus loop.
  • You can access the new entranceway on Rutherford Rd. to enter and exit the Kiss & Ride.
  • There are seven lanes in the Kiss & Ride. Please follow directional signs and use caution when driving in this area.

We're Transforming Your Station! 

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New Parking Structure is now open!

Here is what you need to know:

  • New parking structure features approximately 1,200 net new spaces.
  • The structure is fully accessible and provides approximately 30 spaces reserved for accessible parking. 
  • 100 new secure bike parking spots are also available inside the new parking structure.
  • LEED Building Certification; Along with the new station building, the parking structure is also targeting a gold level of certification under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
  • The parking structure also includes digital displays, lighting, electric vehicle charging, and a state-of-the-art car counting system.

New station building:

  • 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.

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. This four-lane detour road will be in place until a new railway overpass bridge over Rutherford Rd is complete in spring 2022.
    • The north and south entrance to the station from Westburne Drive are open.
    • The bike racks have moved to the west side of the station building, close to the Kiss & Ride.
    • All accessible parking spaces have moved into the new parking structure, along with reserved parking spaces.


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

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. 
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
        • An upgraded bus loop and Kiss & Ride
        • New bike parking spaces

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.

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

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Updated May 2, 2022 | Renderings subject to change.

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