Amherst Street (Metro Rail)
Buffalo Metro Rail Station
|Address||2666 Main St (at Amherst St)
|Depth||40 feet (12 m)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||May 20, 1985|
|Owned by||Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority|
|Fare zone||Paid fare|
Amherst Street Station is a Buffalo Metro Rail underground station located at the corner of Main and Amherst Streets. From May 20, 1985-November 10, 1986, due to construction issues at LaSalle and University Stations, Amherst Street Station served as the northern terminus.
Bus routes serving Amherst Street Station
Located on a triangular tract of land bounded by Main Street, Amherst Street and Parker Avenue, Amherst Street Station offers curbside boarding for passengers to transfer to and from buses. When the station opened in May 1985, bus routes were modified to stop on one of the three sides of the station. Route 23 buses heading toward Bailey/Abbott Loop and route 32 buses heading towards Niagara Street do not board at the curb on the same side as the station, which is served by three bus routes:
- 8 Main
- 23 Fillmore-Hertel
- 32 Amherst
In 1979, an art selection committee was created, composed of NFTA commissioners and Buffalo area art experts, that would judge the artwork that would be displayed in and on the properties of eight stations on the Metro Rail line.
Out of the 70 proposals submitted, 22 were chosen and are currently positioned inside and outside of the eight underground stations.
Amherst Station is home of three pieces of work, from Aleksandra Kasuba (New York City), Ray Hassard (Buffalo) and Robert Lawrance Lobe (New York City).
Notable places nearby
Amherst Street station is near:
- All-High Stadium
- Bennett High School
- Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (Fairfield Branch)
- Buffalo Zoological Gardens
- Delaware Park
- Central Park Neighborhood
- Darwin D. Martin House Complex (Frank Lloyd Wright)
- Delaware Park Golf Course
- Tri-Main Center
- "Real Property Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010-2011". Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- The Dawn of a New Era of Transportation-Metro Rail and You, NFTA, Buffalo NY, date unknown
- Buffalo Art in Transit, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, c. 1986.