View the complete set of renderings for the new Buffalo train station on Exchange Street that were displayed at the New York State Department of Transportation's public information meeting on April 16th.

For further information, questions or comments please contact Susan Surdej, regional public information officer, at (716) 847-3239; susan.surdej@dot.ny.gov

 

NYSDOT Press release

 

NYSDOT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT THE BUFFALO TRAIN STATION

New Design-Build Project to Kick Off This Fall

Information Meeting to be held April 16 at Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today announced a public information meeting about the new Buffalo train station will be held on Monday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, located at 263 Michigan Avenue in the city of Buffalo, Erie County. Residents of Western New York are encouraged to attend and learn more about plans to build a new, larger station that is modern, accessible and energy efficient.

“A new train station that is easy to access and connects to other local transportation options will provide yet another boost for the Buffalo region,” New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas said.  “Governor Cuomo’s investments in Buffalo are paying off for residents and businesses in the area, which now enjoy a thriving economy and continued development opportunities.”

The meeting will be an informal open house to discuss the upcoming design-build project to replace the Buffalo Exchange Street Station. Individuals can arrive at any time from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to review information, project schedules, and renderings for the proposed project.  Representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation will be available to answer individual questions.

The new station will be built at the same site as the current station. It is expected to be more than twice the size of the existing station, with greater seating capacity in the waiting room, parking access - including a dedicated drop off and pick up area - and improved access for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The passenger platform will be completely replaced and convenient pedestrian access will be provided to Washington and Main Streets.

The new Buffalo Station will be energy efficient, will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will include improved passenger amenities.

The Buffalo Station, built in 1952, is an important stop along the Niagara Branch of the Empire Corridor, linking Buffalo, Niagara and Toronto. Approximately 38,000 passengers use the station annually. Train service will continue throughout construction.

For further information, or to request a sign language interpreter or assistive listening system, please contact Susan Surdej, regional public information officer, at (716) 847-3239; susan.surdej@dot.ny.gov.

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