Province Taking Next Steps in the Redevelopment of Rutherford GO Station
Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area by improving Rutherford GO Station with more parking and additional customer-friendly features.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was joined by Greg Percy, Chief Operating Officer for Metrolinx, at Rutherford GO Station today to announce that the province is taking the next steps to redevelop the station. Improvements will include:
- A new multi-level parking structure, which will increase current capacity at the station by 1,200 parking spots.
- A new pedestrian tunnel, which will connect to a future second track and accommodate a future third express centre track
- A re-design of the surface parking lot, kiss and ride area, bus loop and pedestrian access
- New rail platforms and a full platform canopy as well as rail/road grade separation on Rutherford Road.
The improvements will allow for increased GO service along the Barrie GO corridor and support GO Regional Express Rail (RER), which will provide faster and more frequent service across the GO Transit rail network and is the largest commuter rail project in Canada.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/Build ON.
Improving public transit to enhance people’s commute is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued a Request for Qualifications on May 2 for interested parties to design, build and finance the project.
- Construction at Rutherford GO Station will begin in 2018.
- During construction, parking spots will be temporarily relocated, and the number of spots will not be affected.
- GO RER will increase the number of weekly trips across the GO train network from 1,500 today to roughly 6,000 by 2025.
- GO RER on the Barrie GO rail corridor includes the following by 2025: Electrified service at about 15-minute frequencies between Union Station and Aurora; Two-way, 60-minute service or better between Union Station and Allandale Waterfront in Barrie on weekdays, evenings and weekends; Peak-period, peak-direction service on weekdays, every 30 minutes between Union Station and Allandale Waterfront in Barrie