Rutherford GO Station

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Rutherford
Address 699 Westburne Drive
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
L4K 4Z1
Station code RU
Fare Zone 61
Tracks 1
Platforms 1
GO Bus 63
Local Transit YRT 85, 87, 107
Ridership (2019) 368,500
Maple
towards Allandale Waterfront
Barrie Downsview Park
towards Union

Rutherford GO Station is a GO Transit train station located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southeast corner of Rutherford Road and Westburne Drive at 699 Westburne Drive.

History

Rutherford GO Station opened in January 2001, primarily as a relief to nearby Maple GO Station and to provide more access to the growing community. Oddly, Rutherford was opened without an accessible mini-platform. This was later added in December 2003.

On May 9, 2017, Metrolinx issued a Request for Qualifications for redeveloping Rutherford Station. Infrastructure upgrades at the station includes a new six-storey 1,250 space parking garage which will be integrated with a new station building; redesign of the surface parking, Kiss & Ride, and the bus loop; a new grade separation at the existing railroad crossing on Rutherford Road; new platforms with full platform canopies; and a second track for the second platform and the provision for a future third center track for express trains.[1] The $239-million contract was awarded to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit and the construction is expected to be completed in 2023.[2][3]

Station description

The platform is situated on the west side of the single track. At the north end of the station is the bus loop with 9 available bays around the exterior of the loop and is accessed from Rutherford Road. The Kiss & Ride Passenger drop off and the station building is located on the south side of the bus loop while the main parking lot occupies the west and south area of the station. The station parking lot has a capacity of 1,008 spaces and is accessed from Westburne Drive.

The station building features a waiting room and washrooms, and the station ticket counter is open between 6am and 12pm on weekdays and during the daytime on weekends. During all other times, tickets are available for purchase from the ticket vending machines outside of the station building.

Connecting routes

Buses make connections both within the bus loop and on nearby Rutherford Road.

References

  1. GO Rail Expansion — Rutherford Station Project. Infrastructure Ontario. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. Al-Shibeeb, Dina (18 December 2018). EllisDon awarded $239M contract to overhaul Vaughan's Rutherford GO station. YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  3. EllisDon Achieves Financial Close on Regional Express Rail - Rutherford Station Project. EllisDon. Retrieved 23 February 2020.


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