GO Rail Expansion - Rutherford Station

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  • Client

    Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx

  • City


  • Year Completed


  • Size

    642,000 sq. ft. (station and parking), 3km (grade separation)

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  • Sub-Sectors

    Transit & Transportation


The Story

The Rutherford GO Station Project involves the demolition and reconstruction of existing station infrastructure as part of the GO Rail Expansion Program. The rebuilt station will feature a connected six-storey parking structure. The existing parking lot will be reconstructed, along with the passenger pick-up and drop-off area, and bus loop. Additional upgrades will be made to the existing track, including a new second track and provisions for a third track
(Mile 16.26 to 17.04). A new side rail platform (east of the second track) will be built, and the existing west rail platform will be rehabilitated.

The project also involves a road grade separation, which is designed to improve capacity, safety, network connectivity, and mobility of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists along the Rutherford Road corridor. The rail bridge will consist of:
• Two-span steel superstructure;
• Six-lane urban road under rail from Westburne Drive to Peter Rupert Avenue;
• Permanent retaining walls;
• New drainage system including a dedicated storm water pumping station
• Custom-designed pedestrian bridge over Rutherford Road; and
• Temporary Rutherford Road four-lane detour and single track detour with temp. signalized at-grade crossing.
The project is targeting LEED Gold certification.


• Top 100 Biggest Infrastructure Projects of 2018 as part of the Barrie Corridor GO Expansion


“The new Rutherford GO Station will provide customers with a better, more convenient experience when they take the GO. Our government is committed to building public transit to grow our economy and connect people with good jobs and the people and things they care about.”

- Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation