It has long been a complaint of GO Transit customers in Vaughan, but the issue is being addressed.
The province has announced more parking will be built at both the Maple and Rutherford GO stations.
Each location will see another 1,200 spots added to their lots, including multi-level parking structures.
New pedestrian tunnels are also being added to accommodate future track and platform installations.
Construction at both stations will start in 2018.
The existing number of parking spots will be not affected during construction, but some may have to be relocated temporarily.
“We’ve seen an increase in demand for GO rail service on the Barrie GO line, and along with this comes an increase in demand for parking spots. The tunnels are part of the big picture as we increase GO rail service and make stations more pedestrian-friendly. We’re taking action with our GO RER plan that will transform how the region moves.” – Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
“Metrolinx is happy to see the increase in demand for our service. We look forward to working with the Maple and Rutherford communities to manage the growing parking pressures, bring more GO rail service, and improve the transportation options to help everyone get where they need to go, faster and more efficiently.” –Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx