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Buffalo–Exchange Street station

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Owned by  City of Buffalo
Opened  2 August 1952
Platforms in use  1
Tracks  1
Phone  +1 800-872-7245
Buffalo–Exchange Street station
Location  75 Exchange Street Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
Line(s)  Empire Corridor (Buffalo Terminal Subdivision)
Connections  Metro Rail at Seneca to the north and Erie Canal Harbor to the south Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Parking  10 long term and 10 short term
Address  75 Exchange St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Similar  Buffalo–Depew station, Buffalo Central Terminal, Niagara Falls station, Buffalo and Erie County N, Lafayette Square

Buffalo–Exchange Street is an Amtrak station in Buffalo, New York. It was originally built by the New York Central Railroad.

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The station serves six Amtrak trains daily. Two trains in each direction on the Empire Service, and one in each direction on the Maple Leaf. The station is approximately two blocks away from the Erie Canal Harbor and Seneca stations on the Buffalo Metro Rail light rail line. It is also close to the First Niagara Center. There is also daily Coach USA bus service at the station, operating between Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center and Jamestown, New York, via Dunkirk and Fredonia, and serving the communities along the southeast shore of Lake Erie.

History

There have been four New York Central Railroad stations on Exchange Street in Buffalo, the third of which was built in 1880. It was closed on November 13, 1935.

Planning for the current structure began in 1949. New York heavily funded the station as being part of the Skyway construction. The total cost was $7 million. The station opened on August 2, 1952. The station originally served 21 New York Central and Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway trains daily. The double track station had two side platforms connected by an overhead walkway.

Activity at the station quickly declined after World War II. In 1962, the New York Central Railroad ceased passenger operations to Niagara Falls, and the station was closed.

On October 29, 1977, Amtrak reinstated service between Grand Central Terminal in New York and Toronto Union Station. The station was reopened, though the line is now single track, the overhead walkway has been removed, and the second platform remains unused and abandoned.

In September 2016, the station building was temporarily closed due to a partial collapse during heavy rains. The platforms remain open for passengers.

There are currently proposals to replace the station with either a station at Canalside or at Buffalo Central Terminal as part of that building's restoration.

Station layout

The station has one low-level side platform on the north side of the tracks.

References

Buffalo–Exchange Street station Wikipedia


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