Rutherford GO Station

Rutherford GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Barrie line train service. This station was opened in January 2001 to accommodate the growing ridership on the line. It is currently going through a redevelopment project which is expected to be completed in 2023.

GO Transit logo.svg Rutherford
Rutherford NB Platform Construction.jpg
Location699 Westburne Drive
Vaughan, Ontario
Coordinates43°50′18.3″N 79°29′53.7″W / 43.838417°N 79.498250°W / 43.838417; -79.498250Coordinates: 43°50′18.3″N 79°29′53.7″W / 43.838417°N 79.498250°W / 43.838417; -79.498250
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms1 side platform (train)
9 (bus)
Structure typeBrick station building
Parking983 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: RU
Fare zone61
Opened7 January 2001
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Maple Barrie Downsview Park
Former services
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Maple Barrie York University
closed 2021


This station was opened in January 2001 to accommodate the growing ridership on the Barrie line along with the growing communities surrounding Rutherford GO Station. Another reason for the station's presence was due to Maple GO Station's parking congestion prior to Rutherford's opening.[1]

In May 2017, Metrolinx issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for the redevelopment of the station.[2] The proposal requires infrastructure upgrades at the station, including the addition of a second rail track, new rail platforms with a full canopy, and grade separation of the rail intersection with Rutherford Road.[2] A new station building will be constructed that will integrate a multi-level parking structure.[2]

In November 2017 Infrastructure Ontario issued a request for proposal from EllisDon Infrastructure Transit, Link Rutherford Station, and Steelhead, the three candidates shortlisted from the RFQ process, for the design, construction, and maintenance of the site.[3] In December 2018, the contract for the project was awarded to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and it was announced that construction on the project would start the next spring and finish in 2023.[4]


As of January 2018, train service operates approximately every 15–30 minutes in the morning peak period, every 30 minutes in the afternoon peak period and every hour at other times. Outside of peak periods, most trains terminate at Aurora with connecting buses for stations further north.[5]

Connecting servicesEdit

This station is served by 3 York Region Transit (YRT) bus routes:

  • Route 85/85C - Rutherford
  • Route 87 - Autumn Hill
  • Route 107B - Keele

On weekends and holidays, service operates approximately hourly between Aurora and Toronto. Three daily trains in each direction cover the full route from Barrie to Toronto, while the remainder have bus connections at Aurora station for stations further north.[5]


  1. ^ "GO Transit opens new train station in Vaughan". C.N.Rys. Newmarket Subdivision: Chronology. Canada NewsWire. 8 January 2001. Retrieved 15 December 2014. Maple GO station is close by, but it's extremely overparked. With Rutherford, we can take the pressure off Maple station, and we can accommodate more people who don't want to drive downtown.
  2. ^ a b c "IO and Metrolinx issue request for qualifications for Rutherford Station project". Daily Commercial News. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ "MTO details upgrades to Rutherford GO Station". Daily Commercial News. DCN News Service. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  4. ^ Al-Shibeeb, Dina (18 December 2018). "EllisDon awarded $239M contract to overhaul Vaughan's Rutherford GO station". Metroland Media. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Barrie Line - table 65" (PDF). GO Transit. 5 January 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rutherford GO Station at Wikimedia Commons